Certified Trainer and Life Coach: What it Means for You
Beth is a Certified Trainer and Life Coach on The Success Principles developed by renowned author Jack Canfield, who wrote “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.” Beth is also a family law attorney and divorce coach. Beth applies Jack Canfield’s core Success Principles into her coaching and work with clients — offering a unique, integrated approach to navigating difficult relationship transitions. She empowers and strategizes with clients on their life transformation journey to create success, independence and security with confidence and determination.” We had an opportunity to sit down with Beth to learn more about her life coaching and Success Principles certification.
What made you choose to become a life coach?
I have been a family law attorney for over twenty (20) years. After I attended Jack’s One Day to Greatness two years ago, I immediately began thinking about becoming a Certified Trainer and Life Coach. I knew that many of the Success Principles could be used to support how I represent clients. I now implement several Success Principles with my clients.
What are the Success Principles?
There are 67 unique Success Principles outlined by Jack Canfield in his book! Each principle unlocks the power within each person to as successful as they choose. We discuss everything from success in business, to success with relationships and in your personal life. It is a transformative experience that allows the people I coach to learn more about themselves and through this self-discovery, unlock the potential each person has to maximize their own personal and professional success.
How does your life coaching process work?
I do have a very specific process I use with my life coaching clients including:
I introduce the E (Event) + R (Response) = O (Outcome. I teach them that they need to take 100% responsibility for their actions. I now have the saying that you are 100% responsible for 50% of the relationship. This usually gets people’s attention.
I introduce to them to the concept of the Law of Attraction and have them watch the Secret. This concept is important in my representation of clients because they often will have negative thoughts about their life, how they got there, their spouse etc. Not every client buys the concept when I tell them about it, but once they watch the movie and see that the Law of Attraction is actually grounded in science, many clients gravitate to the concept. I have them use the Law of Attraction before we head to trial or any court hearing. This helps them get out of the negative self-limiting thoughts and into positive self-growth thoughts.
I have clients set goals for and create affirmations around those goals. These goals are really focused on the divorce proceeding. I find this helpful for clients because the divorce process can be daunting and long. If my clients have short-term goals and action steps, this helps them get through the proceeding. These goals can be as simple as “I will obtain a new job by June 15, 2021.” Or “I will find a realtor to sell our home by January 30, 2021.” I then have them create five small action steps on how they will meet this immediate goal.
I introduce the concept of asking to my clients. When they are setting goals, I have them ask others to help them meet their goal.
I have my clients acknowledge to themselves that they will meet their goals. This is powerful for many of my clients who are going through a divorce. Giving themselves self-appreciation empowers them especially during a time where they feel powerless.
One of the most powerful things I did during my life coaching certification journey was to communicate my purpose in life. While it was a personal exercise, I think sharing it with people really helps them experience who I am as their lawyer, divorce coach, and life coach. I invite you to read My Purpose as you reflect on your own.
A life coach is a professional whose job it is to see your life from a new, positive perspective. A life coach often helps clients create a plan to accomplish goals or overcome obstacles that may be preventing them from reaching their full potential.
Your career may be an important part of your life, but it isn’t your whole life. A life coach’s strategy addresses interpersonal relationships, your life vision, financial goals, spirituality and mindfulness, and more. It’s a comprehensive approach meant to enrich your life as a whole, not just help you accomplish your career goals.
As is the case with many professions, some life coaches are more qualified than others. By becoming certified, a life coach shows potential clients she is serious about using proven methods to help the client attain their goals. A certification course teaches life coaches innovative yet effective ways to help their clients stay motivated.
One of the best things about a qualified life coach is their ability to tailor their services to suit your needs. Your life coach can choose from many different approaches depending on what you’re looking for. You can be sure your life coach will find a beneficial process to help you get where you want to be in life.
Life coaching clients often learn new strategies, such as visualization, which they can use to identify personal strengths, possible areas for improvement, and life goals. This new outlook on life causes lasting change for many clients. Through life coaching, almost anything is possible.
Most life coaches charge based on your time together. Some may have a different hourly rate for your initial consultation.
That’s up to you! Your life coach is prepared to help guide you through all life’s challenges, and their services are highly adaptable based on your needs. Maybe you’re going through a divorce and could use some guidance, or perhaps you’re in a rut and want to set goals to improve your personal wellness. These scenarios and many more can all be addressed through life coaching.
When you work with a Canfield Success Principles certified life coach, you’ll learn how to use Canfield techniques such as visualization, affirmations, and goal setting. The Success Principles also stress taking 100% responsibility for your actions and your future. These strategies have proven successful for countless life coaching clients, and they’ll help you change your outlook on your own life, too!
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