What do you do when you realize that you are not happy with the life you are living? Where do you turn for support during a major change or transition? How do you clear out all those old messages of failure and limitation? How can you go from feeling hopeless to empowered? Hire a life coach!
If you are going through anything in life, it is always easier and more enjoyable when you have a partner and support. Whether you are facing tough decisions, looking to make positive changes in your life, or yearning to search your soul to better understand who you are; hiring a coach can be that support and partner that you need. We all accomplish more in our life when we have a solid support system.
A life coach provides that support system, along with specific expertise related to helping others achieve their full potential. Life coaching is a relatively new field and is an increasingly valid and beneficial for those seeking clarity, or in crisis or just ready to get unstuck. People hire coaches for a variety of reasons and with great success.
Joan Protano of ABC Living is a life coach that helps her clients identify limiting beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that are either holding you back or sabotaging your happiness and success. With laser precision and cunning insight she helps you pinpoint those beliefs, some of which you may have in inherited as child. Protano specializes in assisting her clients with getting in touch with their soul and life purpose.
Her coaching style is focused on helping her clients enhance and develop a uniquely personalized relationship with soul and Creator. Protano considers spiritual and not religious and encourages her clients to meditate as well as develop a gratitude practice. It has been estimated that 40% of your happiness comes from your thoughts and thinking patterns.
“Researchers posit that 50 percent of our happiness set-point comes from genetics, while 10 percent is determined
by our circumstances (like our job, marital status, wealth). The other 40 percent is determined by our habitual
thoughts, feelings, words and actions. This is why it’s possible to raise your happiness set-point. In the same way
you’d crank up the thermostat to get comfortable on a chilly day, you actually have the power to reprogram your
happiness set-point to a higher level.” Brian Johnson at http://experiencelife.com/article/happy-for-no-reason/
Once limiting beliefs, thoughts and thinking patterns are identified with the help of your life coach Joan Protano, you can start reprogramming those thoughts. Protano teaches her clients unique and easy to learn tools that aid in that reprogramming. These powerful processes are easy to add into your daily life and can be adapted to all situations. Individual coaching sessions are done over the phone at pre-arranged times that last from 45 minutes to an hour and half on a weekly or bi-weekly. Clients have email support in between sessions as well. The initial session is much like a first date were goals and expectations for the coaching relationship are established and co-created. Protano likes to work with clients for a minimum of 4 sessions, with the majority of her clients create a 3-4 month alliance that supports them in crafting their ideal life.
A suggestion she has for anyone looking to make a change or find their inner soul connection and identify those limiting beliefs is to start a gratitude journal. She recommends that you set aside 10 to 15 minutes and you write down all the things that you are grateful for. This includes small things and big things. By focusing on gratitude and writing them down you set an intention for change. This one practice can be life transforming.