I am often asked why I say this and my reply is always the same …
There are 2 reasons why I do not fit the standard Life Coach protocol :
I offer both Financial Coaching and Financial opportunities to help individuals in the Financial area of their Life.
Money – is an area of life, a BIG area – that does not fall under the traditional Life Coaching mandate, personally I find this strange since Money is an area people desperately want help in. I have personally been financially broke and worth nothing – to being a Millionaire today. Thus I am in a position to help people in the Financial context. One of the Financial opportunities I offer is a proven Financial system from a Company called the SFM
My reasoning for offering Financial help is this …
Can I really help people who come to see me about their Emotional problems or Relationship problems if I discover that these problems stem from a lack of financial control in their Life in the first instance?
Yes I can help them with their Emotional problem such as they are unhappy in general or feel unfulfilled in Life etc…or I can help them with their Relationship problem such as they are arguing too often with their partners and they can’t work out why etc…
However in the past I noticed that often / too often / the same individuals would then come back to see me for more of the same or similar help which quite honestly led me to initially question my competence in the early days.
As time went by and the pattern repeated it self with different clientele and in similar circumstances I began to unravel the situation which eventually led me to the conclusion that the problems were deeper than presented in the beginning even after investigation.
Which is that in a lot of cases / not all no but yes a lot / these and similar problems are just an effect and not a cause, that the cause is deeper and directly attributed to financial pressure / lack / stress
We live in the modern world and I wish the previous line was not true, I wish I could say something different BUT unfortunately I am a realist as well as an optimist, and this is how the REAL world is for a lot of people.
FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES in Life and that manifests itself in different ways, one of which is suppression, meaning pretending the problem is not there – yet – like a bubble trapped in a tube it will eventually pop to the surface – in the real world it can lead to arguments with loved ones, a short temper with people, lack of drive and enthusiasm, the need for distraction, feeling tense and slightly agitated for no apparent reason, withdrawal from society and people, even suicide.
So I decided long ago that if I am to be an effective Coach for people, I can not – not address – this.
So it made strong sense to me to find a solution to this problem for people, in fact I could NOT ignore it. This is NOT the normal Life Coach approach and I have been attacked for doing this yet the only people that matter to ME – my clients – tell me the very opposite.
That they are glad and appreciative of the new financial situation in their Life as a result of the introduction to the SFM.
If you would like to find out about the SFM ( Six Figure Mentors ) and how it could help you, that is – to Better your Financial situation, to Increase your Income and escape the Rat Race, then either : REQUEST THE LIFE COACHING PLAN which will include details on the SFM or CLICK HERE instead.
I also make it clear to people who are negative and believe that this is an angle for me to gain from – that I do NOT earn any money from this situation and for the record I do NOT take ANY payment of any kind direct for any of my Life Coaching work. I donate 100% of all monies taken for any Life Coaching Service and have it paid directly to a Charity.
I don’t accept that I must have an academic qualification as a life coach – in order to be accepted as a Life Coach.
Therefore by choice I do not hold an academic Life Coaching qualification.
My reasoning is this …
Can I really be taught about real Life sitting in a class room on my bum with a pen in 1 hand and paper in front of me and I am to listen to someone tell me about Life – and – how to deal with people, problems etc… while I write down answers!? just so I can get a piece of other paper, that says “I AM” a life coach, NOW!?
For me that is a definite NO NO.
This is NOT me just trying to be different – for different sake. Neither is this some sort of rebellion. This is purely my personal feelings on the subject.
Out of genuine respect to my colleagues in the Life Coaching profession, I am talking here about my own Belief, not about them or what is right or wrong. I make no judgment against anyone else. I am simply – because I have the moral and legal right to – expressing my own feelings. I wish not to offend anyone or create any conflict. Having said that I know from experience – even after having said all this I will still get attacked and judged, that is okay, if that is what others need to do to feel secure because they feel threatened then so be it.
To briefly expand upon what then makes me believe I am qualified to “help” others…
For 20 years, I have in 1 form or other been Coaching someone in some context. Whether it was the early days as a Professional Personal Trainer where you don’t just work people out but if you can appreciate the situation – working with an individual over weeks or months sometimes even years you become almost an agony aunt or in my case an agony uncle and you frankly, hear everything about their personal life and naturally become a good listener and subsequent therapist!
I came from an impoverished home and background – to having Financial Wealth today, so having experienced both ends of the spectrum I can relate to anyone’s financial situation.
Or my voluntary work with various Charities such as the Befriending service among others or Samaritans for example where for 3 years I dealt with people on this suicide phone line service, can’t learn that in a class room!
Or working with the elderly through my Charity “S.O.U.P” – can you imagine interacting with individuals who are age 70, 80, 90 and who have an immeasurable amount of wisdom about REAL LIFE and doing this for over 9 years! Every problem and challenge you and I are now going through – they have ALREADY gone through – THAT – is beyond verbal description of it’s Value.
This is not to mention my direct work as a Professional Life Coach for the last 15 years and having worked with thousands of people direct in different environments and different Countries.
I Humbly feel, that I have a Wealth of Experience across many contexts in Life. That also comes from experiencing all the problems myself at one point too. I believe other people may be experiencing similar or same difficulties and challenges themselves in their Life, I therefore feel I have access to the SOLUTIONS that may be of Value to people out there who are looking for them.
I am currently 44 but I feel about 71 sometimes!!!!!
I am not saying just because I have done these things that that makes me special or I can do “anything” – quite the opposite in fact, this is just a brief example of my experiences in Life – thus far!
I DO Believe however I have the resources to provide everyday people – to – High end Executives of Business the SOLUTIONS to the PROBLEMS they encounter in their daily Life.
I have addressed the question here because, other than the fact that everyone can read this and then make their own free will decision about me, I personally believe that in the context of Life Coaching people are only interested in “1” primary thing – the result.
Not the promise or hope or guarantee or testimonial or a qualification for that matter.
They seek the CHANGE in the circumstance they are in. Delivering that change is all people care about from my own experience.
My point is – if I had 3 PhD’s as a Life Coach but still could NOT help anyone – what value / use would those 3 PhD’s have!!