#52 What is an Engineering Life Coach? Many of you have not dealt with or investigated the art and science of life coaching. Therefore, I will clear the air and explain the concept of how I help people as an engineering life coach. What is a Life Coach? At its most fundamental level, a life coach is guide that helps a person upgrade their life. Just as a swimming coach helps a swimmer improve their swimming techniques, a life coach helps a person improve living techniques. Sounds simple, right? Well, you might be wondering, “what the heck does that look like, and why would I need that?” Again, to keep things simple, the coaching process involves a lot of thought dissection. You start to unravel deeply held beliefs and convictions. Then, I guide you to change any beliefs and convictions that don’t serve a positive purpose in your life. (Quick example of a belief I’ve helped someone change: “I have to do everything my boss tell me to do.”) What is an Engineering Life Coach? As an engineering life coach specifically, I work with engineers and other STEM professionals who crave change or improvement. They practice higher levels of life management for optimal living. Everyone acquires results that are unique to their own issues. For example, you might need guidance with a major life decision, whereas your colleague may need help with self-confidence in the workplace. After my guidance, your specific result translates to your making a solid and coherent decision. The colleague next to you, after my guidance, will have learned how to conquer fears, increase self-worth, and maximize their potential. As an engineering life coach, professionals come to me for reasons such as, “I don’t know if I want to stay in engineering” or “I am not appreciated at work,” or “management doesn’t know how to manage.” The list of issues goes on (See Post #48). What Does Coaching Look Like? This is a two-part answer. But let me start by spelling out what my style of coaching does NOT look like. It does not mean I: provide advice act as a mentor take your side act as a friend advise you based on my own experiences practice spiritual awakening Part of my process involves your answering tough questions to get to the root. As an unbiased facilitator, I allow you the space to honestly answer without judgment. In doing so, I pose questions you wouldn’t normally think to ask yourself. In other words, I offer helpful perspectives that would never dawn on you. The second part of my process includes teaching concepts, lessons, and theories that you can apply in the short term and take with you forever. Like magic, you discover answers to your own issues. This self-discovery process would not be possible without an trained facilitator like me as an engineering life coach. I have been taught a system to help you transform your life for the better. Do you want to know more? Contact me for free coaching sessions! I invite you to follow me on LinkedIn and to ask me about free strategy sessions for your career!