Asking for help isn’t giving up. It’s refusing to give up.

Charlie Mackesy

Asking for help isn’t giving up. It’s refusing to give up.

Charlie Mackesy

Asking for help isn’t giving up. It’s refusing to give up.

Charlie Mackesy

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a solution-focused approach to health, wellness and optimization which aims to enhance one’s overall insight, awareness, resilience and transformation. Stemming from the belief that there’s more right than wrong with all beings, coaching is rooted in the present moment and meets people exactly where and as they currently are. Rather than rehashing the past or trying to “fix” people – which insinuates they’re broken or flawed – coaching celebrates as well as builds on individuals’ strengths and accomplishments. Not only does coaching empower people to think for themselves – to tap into their deep inner knowledge and wisdom – but also it encourages individuals to overcome their own self-imposed limitations and external blocks stifling their wellbeing and/or success in life.

 

What is Mindfulness?

According to American scientist, writer, meditation teacher and founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Jon Kabat-Zinn, “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present-moment, non-judgmentally.” In other words, Mindfulness is being completely and intentionally focused on “the now,” rather than caught up in the past or swept away by the future. It fosters life-affirming attitudes such as patience, non-judgement, acceptance, loving-kindness, compassion and gratitude, not to mention it enhances responsiveness while decreasing reactivity. 

Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, improve mood, increase concentration and enhance mental as well as physical health. It’s also been discovered to shrink the amygdala (the fight or flight mechanism in the brain), activate the prefrontal cortex (responsible for rational thinking, decision making and self-regulation) and thicken the hippocampus (controlling memory and learning). Mindfulness literally rewires the brain!  

What is Mindfulness-Based Life Coaching (MBLC)?

MBLC is a holistic practice combining powerful life coaching processes with effective mindfulness techniques for optimal growth, achievement and wellbeing. Not only do MBLC clients experience positive shifts throughout the coaching agreement, but also they gain invaluable as well as practical tools to face life’s challenges and reach their goals long after coaching is over.

 

Some indicators MBLC may be right for you:

  • You feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, fearful and/or depressed.
  • You feel stuck (i.e. unable to make positive changes and achieve your goals).
  • You lack purpose, direction and/or passion (i.e. you feel like something’s missing in life).
  • You struggle with self-love (i.e. self-esteem, self-worth, body image and/or confidence issues).
  • You have a hard time asserting yourself, expressing your needs and/or setting healthy boundaries.
  • You’re having difficulty accepting, identifying, regulating and/or expressing your emotions.
  • You feel disconnected from your body (i.e. you don’t know when you’re hungry, full, tired, burnt out, etc).
  • You’re facing relationship challenges (with your significant other, friends, family members, colleagues, bosses, etc).
  • You’re in the beginning/middle/end of a major life transition (i.e. career change, break up, divorce, illness, loss, etc).
  • You’re experiencing a crisis or dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic event.
  • You’ve tried counselling, group therapy and/or other healing modalities before with little to no success.

Several common benefits of MBLC:

  • Gain powerful, practical mindfulness as well as coaching techniques to reduce stress, build capacity and enhance inner/outer awareness. 
  • Learn about, honour, embrace and communicate feelings. 
  • Identify as well as overcome limiting beliefs, fears and obstacles. 
  • Challenge and reframe toxic thoughts.
  • Foster a healthy, resilient, growth mindset.
  • Cultivate self-love, self-compassion, self-worth, self-confidence and self-care.
  • Enhance clarity, direction and/or purpose in life.
  • Improve mind/body/heart connection and strengthen intuition.
  • Develop effective communication skills and repair relationships.
  • Set and achieve goals and dreams.
  • Experience more inner peace, clarity, contentment and success in day-to-day life.

 

Packages

Weekly Sessions

Recommended for those seeking significant growth over a short period of time. Weekly sessions are beneficial for individuals serious about dedicating the time and energy necessary to make positive, effective change in multiple areas of their lives, such as emotional regulation/wellbeing, physical health/wellness, relationships, career, finances, etc.

Extended over a 3-month period, for a total of 11 90-minute coaching sessions as well as a 180-minute discovery session, meetings can take place in-person, over the phone and/or online (Zoom video conferencing).

Not only does this package include an in-depth exploration and setting of goals (discovery session), but also it includes homework, achievable action steps and accountability for optimal client success.

The total cost for the weekly package is $1,300 ($100 per 90-minute session, plus $200 for a 180-minute discovery session, for a total savings of $650).

Bi-Weekly Sessions

Suitable for individuals who want to hone in on and improve various areas of their lives, such as emotional regulation/wellbeing, physical health/wellness, relationships, career, finances, etc. A nice alternative for those who are unable to commit to weekly sessions but are still desiring significant growth and change.

Extended over a 3-month period, for a total of 5 90-minute coaching sessions as well as a 180-minute discovery session, meetings can take place in-person, over the phone and/or online (Zoom video conferencing).

Not only does this package include an in-depth exploration and setting of goals (discovery session), but also it includes homework, achievable action steps and accountability for optimal client success.

The total cost for the biweekly package is $875 ($125 per 90-minute session plus $250 for a 180-minute discovery session, for a total savings of $175).

Single Sessions

Particularly helpful for those needing guidance, clarity, solutions and/or compassionate, non-judgemental support pertaining to a specific, relevant issue.The entire session is geared towards whatever outcome the client establishes at the beginning of the coaching agreement (i.e. what will be of greatest benefit to the client).

A single session can serve as a comfortable introduction to coaching for those who aren’t ready to commit to biweekly or weekly sessions but are curious about the coaching experience.

A single session lasts 90 minutes and can be done in-person, over the phone or online (Zoom video conferencing).

Additionally, single sessions can be helpful for returning clients who simply need follow-up support and/or accountability. The total cost for a single session is $150.

Packages

Weekly Sessions

Recommended for those seeking significant growth over a short period of time. Weekly sessions are beneficial for individuals serious about dedicating the time and energy necessary to make positive, effective change in multiple areas of their lives, such as emotional regulation/wellbeing, physical health/wellness, relationships, career, finances, etc.

Extended over a 3-month period, for a total of 11 90-minute coaching sessions as well as a 180-minute discovery session, meetings can take place in-person, over the phone and/or online (Zoom video conferencing).

Not only does this package include an in-depth exploration and setting of goals (discovery session), but also it includes homework, achievable action steps and accountability for optimal client success.

The total cost for the weekly package is $1,300 ($100 per 90-minute session, plus $200 for a 180-minute discovery session, for a total savings of $650).

Bi-Weekly Sessions

Suitable for individuals who want to hone in on and improve various areas of their lives, such as emotional regulation/wellbeing, physical health/wellness, relationships, career, finances, etc. A nice alternative for those who are unable to commit to weekly sessions but are still desiring significant growth and change.

Extended over a 3-month period, for a total of 5 90-minute coaching sessions as well as a 180-minute discovery session, meetings can take place in-person, over the phone and/or online (Zoom video conferencing).

Not only does this package include an in-depth exploration and setting of goals (discovery session), but also it includes homework, achievable action steps and accountability for optimal client success.

The total cost for the biweekly package is $875 ($125 per 90-minute session plus $250 for a 180-minute discovery session, for a total savings of $175).

Single Sessions

Particularly helpful for those needing guidance, clarity, solutions and/or compassionate, non-judgemental support pertaining to a specific, relevant issue.The entire session is geared towards whatever outcome the client establishes at the beginning of the coaching agreement (i.e. what will be of greatest benefit to the client).

A single session can serve as a comfortable introduction to coaching for those who aren’t ready to commit to biweekly or weekly sessions but are curious about the coaching experience.

A single session lasts 90 minutes and can be done in-person, over the phone or online (Zoom video conferencing).

Additionally, single sessions can be helpful for returning clients who simply need follow-up support and/or accountability. The total cost for a single session is $150.