About Life Coach for Men
So what makes me qualified to work as a life coach?
That's a good question.
I am 56 years old and like many people I have had to deal with difficult issues in my own life - I lost my father to early onset dementia (diagnosed at 55, dead at 66), I was divorced after a 13 year marriage and for many years I wrestled with alcohol dependence and eventually ended up a full blown alcoholic.
I have got through all of this and what makes it relevant to life coaching is that I know that life can be messy and often seem unfair. My experiences mean that I can empathise with anyone having a tough time but also I won't judge - nobody is free of faults and I know that all too well. Having worked through some of my issues I suspect that it puts me in a good position to help you with yours.
Do I have any relevant experience that would help me to be of service to you?
Another good question. For over 3 years now I have been a listening volunteer with The Samaritans. It's the leading UK charity that helps people deal with everything from loneliness to suicidal thoughts and everything in between. This has involved over 30 hours of training together with annual ongoing training.
The relevance to my work as a life coach is this - a lot of the time when I take a phone call from a member of the public what I try to do is understand where they are now, what issues they're facing and where they would like to be. A lot of this revolves around understanding and picking apart such concepts as the narratives we're exposed to, our expectations of and for ourselves. Another key aspect can be the locus of control which is the degree to which we feel we are in control of our own lives.
I'm well aware of the fact that I could easily be some kind of snake oil salesman, an imposter without a clue. This is why all potential clients have a free phone/Skype call with me where you can ask me any question you like. I want you to feel confident that I am competent and able to help you with compassion, honesty and professionalism.