Coaching vs. Therapy
The difference between therapy and coaching is that a therapist focuses on your past issues and mostly listens by providing “talk therapy”. This can be very therapeutic as it allows you to release certain emotions and thought patterns that have been bottled up inside.
A therapist does not provide advice.
While a coach spends some time understanding your past so that they can get an understanding as to why you are currently in your situation, their objective is to focus on your future and where you want to be.
If you believe you are suffering from old emotional wounds or traumatic issues from your parents or family that has deeply pained you, it might be beneficial to see a therapist before working with a coach so that you can release these old wounds that may be weighing you down.
Another major difference between a life coach and therapist is that a coach cannot diagnose any mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc. And therefore cannot prescribe any medications either.
What IS Transformational Coaching Anyway?
Transformational coaching is similar to life coaching. It involves helping people bettering themselves and their lives by bringing about necessary changes. Instead of changing how they act, however, as with life coaching clients, transformational coaching clients work on changing the way they see themselves. In my practice, my focus is on helping the client explore the underlying assumptions, beliefs, values, expectations, personal attitudes that shape their experience of themselves, their world and other people. Of course, this is not an unfocused exploration. I typically start with the client’s presenting challenge, issue or aspiration but rather than focusing purely on resolving or achieving this, we seek to explore what is at the heart of this whilst also enabling, where relevant, the achievement of the objectives. My service provide the opportunity for total transformation inside and out for both men and women. Through the use of tools such as wardrobe redesign, hair styling, cosmetic application, skin care and coaching exercises, we create an amazing image that will positively reflect who you are and what you want to project. Every makeover is customized to fit your lifestyle, career, personality, and social activities.
"Transforming Lives From The Inside Out!"
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MEET THE COACH
Wil Strayhorn is a Transformation Coach who helps men and women redirect and change their lives by shifting their mindset and habits to realize “You Are Already Enough!” and capable of achieving their dreams and ambitions. Additionally, Wil helps individuals craft a winning image the reflects their truest and most positive beliefs about themselves because he understands the importance of first impressions and the fact that how you look on the outside affects how you feel on the inside. A Hair & Makeup Artist and Image Consultant of nearly 25 years, Wil is experienced and accomplished at assisting individuals transform their appearance from “drab to fab!”. Wil started his coaching business in 2015 to help other people who felt as he once did, that self-doubting beliefs and behaviors prevented them from achieving the level of success that they desired both professionally and personally and wanted to look better and feel better in order to project a winning, confident image. Today Wil offers a wide range of programs and services - from individual and group coaching, to seminars, workshops and keynote speeches. Wil holds an AS degree in Social Sciences, a BS degree in Communication, and a MA degree in Human Services Counseling (Life Coaching). He is currently completing his second Master's Degree in Marketing (Spring 2020) as well as an advanced certification from the New York Institute of Art & Design in Personal Style
Style is not about size, wealth, age beauty or even fashion. Style is believing, knowing and respecting yourself for who you are and having the confidence to project that image.
To quote Coco Chanel ''If a woman is poorly dressed you notice the clothes. If she is well-dressed you notice the woman''.
Style is believing, knowing and respecting yourself for who you are and having the confidence to project that image.
The masterclass includes advice and coaching on building a wardrobe that works for YOU how to select your BEST colors, a make-up lesson, confidence building, positive body image, positive thinking, hair care and more.
Part 1- "How I see me" -
Positive Body Image, Positive Thinking, Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Part 2- "How I want the world to see me" -
Fashion Topics, Image and Style. Dressing For your body type, Power Colors,
Part 3- "The Added Touch" -
Hair care advice & Hands-on Makeup Class (bring your own makeup)
a non-refundable deposit due to hold space
includes all tools, ebooks, worksheets and supplies
More information and dates coming soon
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Are you living a life that you love? Do you want to wake up in the morning looking forward to the day ahead? Would you like to take action to revitalize your life? I know how challenging it can be to make shifts in our lives. With me by your side, we'll carry out a step-by-step 'spring cleaning' of your life so you can live the joyful, passionate life you deserve to be living. "Renew YOU, Love Your Life!" is a balanced, well-crafted program that guides you through a 3 step process and during that time, you will get to the heart of what's holding you back so you can reset your habits and refresh your life.
Month 1: Take Stock; Discover what makes your heart sing!
In the first month, we'll take stock of where you're at, discover what makes your heart sing and take the first steps to brighten up your life! Through powerful coaching exercises, we'll identify ways to invest in what feeds your soul, and connect what you discover about yourself with your goals!
Month 2: Declutter: Give your life a spring clean!
In the second month, we do a detox to get rid of the obstacles and energy sucks that are getting in the way of your well-being. By cutting away the deadwood, you’ll make space for new growth. Commit to letting go of what is holding you back so you can embrace your life with the vitality you need to take on your wildest dreams!
Month 3: Design; Embrace your awesome, purpose-driven life with fresh energy and a positive outlook!
In the last month, we'll set healthy new habits to support you and create a spark team of positive people who support, encourage and inspire you to achieve what you want in your life. You'll set well-crafted achievable goals for the next quarter - based on the vision you have for your life. With daily practices and long-term visioning, you'll gain the momentum you need to spring into success.
I've seen enormous growth in people who have committed to the steps in this program. Don't waste any more time putting off your heart's desires. If you want clarity and guidance as you step into your wholeness, let's work together.
If you're ready to transform your blahs into "A-has!" - Let's talk!
90-Days of Personal Transformation
When To Seek A Life Coach?
Martha described why she contacted me, “I felt stuck in a rut and overwhelmed. I didn’t like myself very much or my job. I wasn’t getting anywhere on my own. I wasn’t happy with my relationship and felt unappreciated by my husband and kids, but I didn’t want to rock the boat. I felt I should have been able to handle this all by myself so it was hard to reach out and ask for help, but I am sure glad I did.”
You might seek a life coach because you feel stuck or overwhelmed or want something in your relationship, career, or health or any areas of your life that are different from what you currently have. It can be as specific as I want to lose 30 pounds or as general as I want to be happy, to feel good about myself, and I want life to be different but I’m not sure what it will take to get me there.
What Does A Life Coach Do?
Life coaching closes the gap from where you are now to where you most want to be. Life coaching empowers individuals to gain clarity in what they want and support to make it happen.
Life coaching supports you in dealing with the obstacles and fears that get in our way of creating or accomplishing what we most want. Life coaching helps us clarify our goals in all areas of our life and provides the support so we can take the action needed to get from where we are now to where we want to be.
Like coaching is not advice giving but through asking powerful questions and exercises that empower you to trust your inner wisdom, your intuition and make the best choices and decisions for you. Where do you want to be in one year or five or ten years from now? Life coaching helps you set the goals that are just right for you. Life coaching helps you to construct an action plan to get from where you are now to where you most want to be. Life coaching inspires and empowers us to take the action steps necessary to make these goals come true. A life coach walks with you as both your cheerleader and your challenger.
Life coaches break down goals into small, doable action steps that work for you. Together we navigate the obstacles and fears that make follow through difficult.
What Are The Benefits Of Life Coaching:
• Thrive during and after life transitions
• Increase self-esteem and confidence
• Clarity in who you are and what you want
• Discover meaning and purpose in your life.
• Release old people-pleasing, perfectionistic and procrastinating patterns
• Improve communication and relationship skills
• Increase joy and happiness
• To be your authentic self, comfortable in your own skin
• Develop a clear vision for your future goals that work for you right now
• Confidence in your ability to make decisions the support you need to reach your goals
• Increased ability to trust you got your inner wisdom and your intuition is Navigate obstacles and fears that get in your way and increase
• Believe in yourself and your abilities to accomplish your goals
• Turn your dreams into reality.
Coaching is traditionally done face-to-face as a one-to-one activity however, coaching can also be offered to anyone, anywhere via telephone and via video conferencing tools or Smartphone apps.
What does a life coach expect of you?
When you commit to the coaching relationship, you are expected to:
A. Show up on time
A coach is only paid by the hour which means their time is very important. If he or she designates a block of time for you, then you are expected to respect that by showing up on time and being ready to get the most out of the session.
B. Be honest and vulnerable
A coach can only support you if you are willing to be honest, transparent, and vulnerable. If you withhold any information and are not forthcoming, you will not get the full benefits of coaching
C. Do the work necessary
During your coaching relationship, a coach is going to give you homework and assignments to follow through on. These items will be assigned to you based upon what you worked on in your session.
If you do not follow through with the necessary assignments, you are expected to be honest as to why you did not do them so that you can breakthrough any challenges you may be facing with them.
D. Be accountable for your actions
The only way a coach can support you in the relationship is if you are willing to be fully accountable for your actions.
No more excuses.
E. Be Proactive
During your coaching sessions you are expected to be proactive so that the coach is not having to do all the leading and initiating. Coaching is also the process of you becoming self-motivated and driven to lead your own life and not always wait for someone else to do it.
F. Enjoy the journey
While coaching can be a serious interaction, it’s important to have a sense of enjoyment through the process.
A life coach is excited to be supporting you and they want to enjoy the sessions as much as you do!
How long does coaching take to see results?
This really depends on what your situation is.
For some clients, they can get everything they need from one “power session” that lasts about 90 minutes to two hours. This is ideal for someone who may be stuck in a certain situation and just needs to brainstorm with the coach on how to move forward.
Other people who need support along their journey of transformation will need three to six months before they see the results they seek.
Remember…Rome wasn’t built in a day and if you are seeking radical change in your life this will take time because there are many layers that you will need to address and work on.
When it comes to getting clear on who you are, what you want, forming new habits, building confidence, breaking through old self-limiting beliefs, and so on, this can take time.
However, when you find the best life coach that fits your needs, you should feel better and a sense of optimism right after your first session.
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All coaching can be conducted via telephone, video or face-to-face.
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