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Our ClientsMoms, dads, singles, married and everyone in between. No matter what status or where you are in life, we are here to guide you in the right direction towards a meaningful life.
Business and Sales Team Coaching
Get your sales team in the right mind-frame before you work on their skills.
Teen and Kids Life Coaching Workshops.
Life coaching programs designed to help developing minds to make the right decisions for their future.
Online Life Coaching
We offer the same service as our usual face to face coaching sessions, the only difference is it’s online and comes jam packed with lessons and action plans!
One-on-one Life Coaching
We offer one-on-one life coaching sessions. This program allows us to focus in an intimate fashion.
We believe physiology and psychology are one. Full fitness and performance training available.
We will be your accountability partner by helping you pinpoint the reasons why you’re currently not achieving your full potential.
Do you sometimes feel you could use life coaching services?
Do you feel held back in life, unhappy, stressed, even resentful – even though your life might look great on paper? That’s a sign, a sign that your soul is not aligned with your values or desires.
Soul Stryde offers professional life coaching services, catering to everyone from different backgrounds and experiences. We guide our clients towards a meaningful life, one that aligns with their soul’s deepest wishes.
Some might ask “what is a life coach”? A coach helps you identify and work through your feelings, thoughts in your mind, and actions, by asking thought-provoking questions. Ultimately the coach leads you, the client, to uncover your values, beliefs, desires, and goals. This action is crucial in achieving your “dream life” since those four aspects contribute greatly to the formation of authentic dreams.
After the coach/client team carefully work through the client’s thoughts, feelings, actions, values, desires, and beliefs, the client will be able to clearly fabricate his/her goal(s). Afterwards, the goal process begins, where the coach will be present for guidance, support, accountability, and more.
I can tell you that I don’t offer advice to a client, consulting, therapy, or mentoring.
What are your values?
You will live a more satisfying life if your life’s actions and lifestyle are based on your values. Learn to identify your values and you might discover that you’re not living your life according to those values. Have you ever thought about your values? And I mean YOUR values, nobody else’s.
We have all come across people who are convinced that being a millionaire will make them happy (you might be one of them). Although their bank accounts may be overflowing, an interesting fact arises: many wealthy people are in fact “unhappy.”
This leads me to believe that they have put time and effort into something they THINK they value. The best personal coaches will ensure that the client pursues a goal that is genuinely aligned with their deepest values, despite their beliefs. Sometimes we are held back from negative beliefs about ourselves, or certain situations. However, as a team we can conquer those together.
We all have something that provides meaning, or in other words, a purpose. It is important to focus on our purpose, grow it, and nurture it.
Working with a life coach or counsellor is an act of self improvement which helps us move forward on a positive trajectory. Practising mindfulness, which is the process of purposely bringing one’s attention to current experiences without judgement will be an important aspect to the coaching process.
Vision. Goals. Accountability.
Soul Stryde helps you identify your goals and develop an action plan to achieve them. To compete as a top athlete, you need the enthusiastic support, experience, objective perspective and insight of a professional coach. The same applies to CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and executives. So, what is a life coach? They are professionally trained and certified, invested in YOU, helping to maximize your life’s full potential and reach your desired goals.
Building mindfulness as a tool
Some of the best life path advisors will encourage mindfulness or self-awareness through several different methods. This step is fundamental for understanding your goals, or life aspirations.
One method to achieve mindfulness is through journaling – which enables you to observe and express your feelings and thoughts clearly. In order to challenge previous beliefs or thoughts, journaling can be used as a helpful reference. Another method is mindfulness meditation where you focus on your breath, the inhale and the exhale.
I could assign session related topics for you to write about. Journaling is effective in several ways. It provides focus, improves health, and helps to reach goals faster. I can say, as a life coach for teens and kids, that building mindfulness and self-awareness has been one of the best tools. Helping them discover and develop who they are at a young age is crucial for setting the right goals and maintaining them.
Accountability during the Life Coaching process
As a natural helper, I want to see you achieve greatness. After the sessions or in between sessions, the goal is that you self-coach yourself!
Goal setting and keeping track of your progress towards your goal(s) is very important, as it encourages accountability. You will know what you have completed and what you haven’t. You will be highly aware of the timing of each sub goal that leads to the larger end goal. Your path should be clear.
Those of us who don’t or can’t accept accountability, constantly look for opportunities to get out of the task or commitment they intended to carry out. They are “accountable” only when it works for them. With coaching, you can get past this hurdle and get in a routine of doing what you know needs to be done – no matter what. Whether you feel like doing it or not, we will train your mind to get it done, so you can reach your goals you’ve always dreamed of!
Only you can perform the tasks towards your goal(s). Accountability enhances motivation and a sense of urgency. Actions are lined up for YOU to perform within a fair and specific time frame.
Life coaching homework assignments
One major benefit of having a personal coach is helping you create a strategy to discover perspectives, and change behaviors. Based on our session content, both you and I will come up with specific homework items after each session.
Homework assignments increase accountability and encourage follow-through on commitments. In turn, action will likely be taken towards achieving goals successfully, whether it’s practising mindfulness, fitness/performance, or general lifestyle goals. Again, this will help you self-coach once you’ve mastered the skills with me. Homework assignments help you realize that sometimes you must do things that are either difficult or things that you might not want to do. This important lesson can easily cross over to other areas of your life.
We will make the assignments attainable, measurable, specific, time-bound, relevant, and hopefully enjoyable – focusing on growth in all areas that require attention based on your needs.
When to look for guidance
Many of us may be caught up in the daily “rat race”, you know the one.
- Wake up
- Wait in traffic
- Work a 9-5 we might not like
- Wait more in traffic
- Come home to someone who may not support or show us love
- Make dinner, or order in
- Maybe binge on candy, beer, or weed, or anything that makes us “feel good”
- Start the cycle all over again the next day
We go on to repeat the same thing day after day, without realizing the effects on our health and mental health. As a result, unhappiness, un-fulfillment, stress, and other feelings or symptoms invade our bodies. This begs the question: Have you looked at these aspects of your life and of yourself? 85% of people hate their jobs, Gallup Poll says, and another study claims more than 6 out of 10 adults in a relationship are unhappy. Need I go on? A good life skills coach will naturally encourage your growth, goals, visions, and values, and together you will fabricate a great life path plan that fits YOU.
During the process, your goals may change when breakthroughs or transformations occur – thus flexibility is welcomed. The coach checks in regularly with the client during the goal attainment process to see whether or not revisions need to be made, and to see how the client is feeling. As the client, you will be set up for success.
What to look for in a professional life coach
If you Googled “life coach near me”, you may wonder what to look for exactly. You will want to assess the following when choosing the right coach for you:
- How do they make you feel?
- Do you feel they understand you?
- Do they ask powerful questions that create a spark or a shift in your perspective?
- Do they challenge you so you experience growth?
- Do you feel excited and hopeful after your session?
- Are you starting to move forward in your life somehow?
- Do you feel comfortable around them?
- Do you feel like they are there for YOU and are happy for your successes?
After trying the first round of sessions with a professional life coach, these are the types of questions to ask yourself. Sometimes clients want to work on something as simple as becoming more social or keeping the house cleaner, and some have goals that may take more than a few sessions.
It is my job to hold will hold you accountable, that’s a big one. Ultimately, I genuinely yearn to connect, know, and see you “stryde forward”, achieving your maximum potential.
During sessions, the client should expect exceptional listening skills; effective and direct communication; empathy; relaxed and open body language; and no influence on the client’s agenda.
Life Coaching and childhood experiences
Occasionally, during sessions, certain feelings linked to past trauma or childhood experiences may arise. As a professional coach, I may recommend the client seek counseling, which focuses more on the client’s past.
Counseling or therapy helps an individual make sense of their behavior. They uncover why they may act or think certain ways, based on their family dynamics growing up, or past experiences.
There is a high rate of adults requiring healing from past trauma and childhood/teen experiences. I believe that by working as a life coach for teens and kids early on, and by helping them form new life skills, they will better cope with setbacks, stress, self-image, bullying, and more. This sets a more positive life course.
By allowing children and teens to learn and practice resilience, develop a growth mindset, and develop confidence, they acquire important life tools that can forever be utilized.
As soon as a setback occurs, kids and teens will be equipped with skills to ground themselves, focus, observe and have the ability to change thoughts and behaviors. When teens are faced with setback, sometimes reactions can be severe, causing irreversible damage in some cases. Certain reactions have the potential to land teens in the wrong places, with the wrong people, or with the wrong substances.
Reaction can forever alter a positive life path. So, if you’re wondering the cost of a life coach session, ask yourself what price is it worth to learn valuable lifelong skills.
Life coaching assessments and Intake
When people come to see me it’s usually because they’re in one place now and they want to get somewhere else.
Assessments and intake forms are useful for both myself, as the coach, and for you, the client. The assessment helps establish past, present, and what you might want for your future.
Life coaching assessments are important in allowing us to design a clear action plan. For instance, when I get to understand who you are, we can create a plan to connect your goals, your values, and your vision.
I will use the assessment and intake forms to help map out our sessions. Along your coaching journey, I might create tasks targeted to move you towards your specific action tasks. For example, if you are struggling with finding satisfaction in your career, I might ask you to go through a values and meaning exercise. This enables me to see whether your current career aligns with those factors. If not, we can devise a plan best suited for your soul’s desires.
Assessments help you and I determine obstacles, challenges, and opportunities in your path. Assessments and intake forms are incredibly valuable because they allow you to assess yourself, measure your advancement and development. These two items allow us to become a better team working towards your success.
Learn more about our one on one coaching.
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How Does Online Life Coaching Work?
Online life coaching is similar to sessions with live interaction, except everything is conveniently done online. To make appointments with me, you’ll agree to a scheduled day and time. You will then be able to write about your successes, challenges, action items, and goals.
I can then respond to your advancement and effort. I will ask certain powerful questions, help you uncover any limiting beliefs to help you move forward with your life goals. You can respond, and we have a substantial exchange with everything done online!
In between session days, I may assign homework or action items to help you advance forward. Homework tasks will help clear any issues that crop up during your regular coaching work. You will be pushed to take inventory and measure where you are in the process. These assignments will help you set additional mini goals to ensure you reach your end goal. As your personal coach, I will create and provide resources as well as request feedback.
Alternatively, I host convenient FaceTime sessions. Coach and client have the face-to-face interaction yet may reside in two different locations – even across the globe! For some clients, this may suit them better than simply writing in.
Face-to-face online sessions allow me to pick up on subtleties like facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice. This particular method could present valuable insight into your true feelings. Online coaching can be a great way of helping you reach your success, especially if you do not reside in Vancouver, BC.
If you feel “stuck in the sand”, get unstuck now with a convenient and time-saving online coaching session. Self improvement is the best gift you can give yourself!