To Hire Or Not to Hire a Life Coach

Good things are happening at SOAR Coaching Academy. As a grassroots life coach and change cultivator, I absolutely love what I do! Yet I know that life coaching is not for everybody.

While there are plenty of reasons to hire a life coach, there are also several reasons NOT to hire a life coach.

Don’t hire a life coach if you are a person who. . . .

  • Wants to be told what to do.
  • Is already living your best life, satisfied with where you are, or see no room for improvement.
  • Hates change.
  • Does not want to manage or improve your relationships.
  • Needs/wants therapy or counseling.
  • Do not see life coaching as a worthwhile investment of time, resource, money, and willingness to do the work.

On the other hand, hiring a coach can help you to…

  • Define, vision, purpose and action.
  • Turn potential energy into kinetic action.
  • Gain clarity and keep your focus.
  • Adopt an attitude of personal accountability/responsibility.
  • Save you time and wasted effort.
  • Increase your confidence and motivation.
  • Develop a growth/benefit mindset.
  • Nurture, grow and empower your life.
  • Improve your leadership skills.
  • Boost your overall wellbeing.

Why I Use Appreciative Coaching in My Coaching Practice

Are you ready for surprise and adventure? Are you ready to delve in redesigning your life through coaching at the SOAR Coaching Academy? Watch as Sara Orem introduces appreciative coaching, one of three prongs that form the foundation of my coaching approach at SOAR Coaching Academy. The other two prongs are Strength-based Coaching and Living On-PAR (Personal Accountability and Responsibility) to design your best life.

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Being a Multipotentialite

Hello, my name is Anita and I am a multipotentialite. How I love the sound of that word! Career coach, Emilie Wapnick, gives an illuminating discussion in her Ted Talk back in 2015. She defines multipotentialites as those who develop a range of interests, passions and careers over a lifetime. Watching her talk, I had a eureka moment realizing that word fit me to a T.

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In my own words, what it means is this…

I am eclectic by God’s design, gifted in multiple areas, and creative in the work that I do. My formal education includes a BS in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Specialized Technology Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and an MS in Education from Capella University. Along the spectrum of my life, I became a research scientist, a learning and development specialist, a home school teacher, a strategic planner, an event planner, an instructional designer, a program manager, a diversity and inclusion leader, an entrepreneur, a website designer, a life coach and a writer…

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“Go BIG in life. Build community. Inspire change. Give back.”—Anita D Russell