Let me introduce myself. I am a professional life coach. My main task is to help people to define, set and achieve their goals in life. It is very important for any person to identify and achieve personal goals. I am not a theraphist. My professional skills are concluded in psychological intervention and business analysis of my client’s case. I use such techniques as mentoring, values assessment, behavior modification, setting the goals and others. I am engaged in career coaching. I help young people to be more self-confident in the process of achieving their goals. I have a Master’s Degree in counseling that is why I am a reliable life coach who will be ready to cope with any case and with any situation. Moreover, I have an International Coaching Federation Certificate which proves the fact that my experience and knowledge of coaching techniques is on the high level.
I’d like to represent my client. My client is a young girl who is 16 years old. She is a talented girl. She has got a good voice and she wants to devote her life to music and singing. Frankly speaking, it is not easy to become a good singer. This profession requires certain skills and abilities. Singing is one of the ways of expressing yourself more clearly and in more universal way. It is necessary to learn to express the emotions and to be open to the public.
My client has some problems in appearing on the stage. She is afraid of the stage. The girl has a voice of gold but she cannot use it in public. That is why she even had a thought to give up singing. The girl’s parents are worried. They want their daughter to be a singer. They are sure that she has a wonderful chance to improve her traits of character or, may be, to get rid of some of them. They are sure that the professional help of the life coach will be very useful for their daughter.
I think that my candidature will be an eminently suitable one. I can say that I am a good listener and I always try to ask open-ended questions in order to guide my clients to the right decision. I do not just tell my clients what they should do in this or that situation to achieve their goals. The following traits of character help me to do my job on the high level: patience, self-confidence, empathy and the ability to keep a professional emotional distance from my clients. The last one plays a significant role in the work of a life coach.
As my client is a shy girl she need some help in developing communicative skills which will be helpful in her future career. For example, in order to improve her social skills I gave my client an assignment to smile at 20 people each day.
The other very important thing is that my client is a young girl who studies at a college. Of course, she has a lot of work to do and her assignments are based on her future profession. However, I think that it is not enough. She needs some more professional literature to read in order to achieve her goals in life. That is why I gave her an assignment to find out information about the outstanding singers in order to learn much about their career and life. This assignment will help my client to be more self-confident in achieving her goals.
The other fact which is also important for my client is that the profession of a singer requires certain physical exercises that is why she should always be in good form. In order to achieve this goal, I gave my client some useful recommendation concerning her physical form. I advised her to go to the nearest fitness club and to attend classes regularly. This idea will help her not only to improve her health but also to be more sociable. In any fitness club she will be able to find a lot of new friends.
So, I think that my client needs to cross the threshold and to be more communicative in order to feel herself comfortable on the stage. She should smile to everybody and to hide her bad mood.
In conclusion, I should say that my experience in the field of life coaching is wide enough. I am sure that my potential employer will be satisfied with all my skills and abilities.
Besides the above mentioned case I have already had several other clients who needed my help. All of them were satisfied with my work. I should say that psychological approach plays one of the most important roles in the profession of a life coach because in all the cases I should listen to my clients and find out what psychological problems they have. Moreover, I should give them advice and help them to find the way out of this or that situation.
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