1. What is Resilience Coaching?

Resilience coaching will help you develop your own capacities to be resourceful and creative, to make choices, and to take effective action, no matter what is going on. This means that you will move through the process of coaching building your own resilience and strengths. As your coach I am here to help you develop and grow, and to support you in creating more resilience, happiness and balance in your life.

2. What happens during a coaching session?

Coaching sessions typically take place over the phone or Skype so that you never have to worry about missing a coaching session while traveling. Sessions run between 30-60 minutes depending on which format you have chosen. During your session, I will ask you about what you want to get out of life, what areas you’re unhappy with and where you’d like to see yourself ending up. As your coach, I will challenge or reflect upon certain ideas to help you move forward with your life. You will never be forced to make any decisions you don’t feel comfortable with and all sessions will be confidential, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings privately. At the end of each session, we will craft Groundwork that will help you create action steps to move forward towards your goals in the time between coaching sessions. Groundwork is where the real work of coaching takes place.

3. How is coaching different from counseling/therapy?

The fundamental difference between counseling and coaching is that counseling usually investigates the past; it’s concerned mostly with “how you got here”, whereas coaching focuses mainly on the future and works to grow self-generation, strengths, and resilience so that you can create the life you truly want to be living. As your coach, I do not diagnose or treat any health-related problems, although if the situation arises I may suggest you see a medical professional. Click to read the article “Coaching Vs. Therapy: Which Do I Choose”

4. How many coaching sessions will I need?

Coaching addresses both creating awareness of old habits which may have taken years to develop, and building sustainable new habits and awareness. Depending on whether you are addressing a specific or broader topic, coaching sessions typically range from 3-12 or more weekly sessions.
So that the sessions can easily fit around your schedule, we’ll coach over the phone or via the Internet. During your Discovery call, we will talk about how many sessions are likely to address the change you desire to make and will put together a coaching plan that suits your individual needs.

5. How can I tell if it’s a good fit?

Coaching is a relationship and you need to feel comfortable being open and honest with me as your coach in order for coaching to be effective. During our Discovery call, we will discuss your goals and what brought you to coaching. You will also get a taste of what coaching with me is like and together we will decide if it’s a good fit. You are never obliged to continue if it doesn’t feel like a great fit for you. Click to learn if you’re a good fit for a life coach.

6. Are you a certified life coach?

Yes. I hold certifications through two several certifying bodies. One is the International Coaching Federation, which is a national and international program for registered and certification of coaches. I’m also thrice certified in teaching Yoga and meditation and in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Non-Violent Communication (NVC). I also have certification through Presence-Based Coaching (PBCC) and Souluna Life Coaching (CSLC). Additionally, I hold a BFA, and MFA in Photography and an MA in Art History.
It’s a lot of letters, but what it means is that I have spent a lot of time educating myself and learning from other people who’ve been doing this a long time, and really trying to understand how the brain works, how the body works, and how human beings create change.
I’m really about having my clients create sustainable change because it doesn’t help if you create change and then you can’t keep it going.  Change that they want: being happier, being more successful. Whatever that means for them. Also being able to do that for themselves moving forward, self-generative change.

7. Do I Have to Live Near My Life Coach or Be in The Same Timezone?

No, you can be anywhere in the world and coach with me. I coach over the phone, and it allows you to be wherever you need to be when you’re coaching with me. You can coach with me on a lunch break. You can coach with me if you’re traveling for work.
You can also log in online for your session so you always have easy access. Learn more about Online Life Coaching.

8. How Do I Know If I Need A Life Coach?

If you are feeling stuck or have just had a change happen in your life, those are often things that prompt people to call me for coaching. Any changes with career or job or a big change like marriage or divorce or something that has caught you off guard. Or it could be when you find yourself saying any of the following, “I’m feeling overwhelmed because I’m in a new job or new role,” or “You know, I kind of wish I was just a little happier, and I’m not sure how to do that in my life.”
When you can’t quite put your finger on the something that is missing…… that’s where coaching with me comes in. Click to read the full article ” Do I Need A Life Coach”.

9. What Kind of Change Could I See in 3 Months?

If you really dig in and do the work you can expect to see major changes in your life in 3 months. Here’s one recent example:
A client who started working with me recently had no idea what career she wanted to do, had no idea even what direction to take.In three months she started on a new career. She went back to school for something that she was really interested in and that really fit her core values so she felt deeply connected to doing this work. She went back to school for this, and she also figured out a bigger connection with her own Spirituality, which was also missing for her. That had been a piece of something that she couldn’t quite put her finger on before. In her 3rd month of coaching with me she met somebody and now, 9 months later they’re actually getting married. Things that she never thought possible all came out of the coaching work. What happened was she that through coaching she built her self-confidence back up and she had a much clearer sense of who she was, what she wanted and how she wanted to go about it. Because of that way of being in the world, all of these other things started to happen.

 

Part of the coaching process is that I give my clients tools for living. They may come to me with one toolbox and I can add to that with new ones. We also work together to be sure they understand how to use those tools, and that’s a big part of it. Part of the coaching process is understanding ourselves. Clients learn, “What the tools are that are going to work best for me right now.” You can have all the tools in the world but if you don’t know how to use each one or, which ones really are suitable, then it doesn’t matter how many you’ve got.

10. Have You Done What You Coach Clients to Do?

Absolutely! I coach a lot of people who are either changing jobs or moving or have gone through getting married or getting divorced. I think it’s a little hard if you’re coaching with someone who’s never done the things they’re trying to talk you through. I’ve done all of those things and more. I’ve changed my career several times. I was a university professor for 25 years teaching photography and I have also been teaching yoga and meditation for more than 20 years. I’ve been life coaching for eight years and am fully certified as a life coach. I’ve also moved across the country several times, have backpacked across the Us and Canada and lived in Europe for a few years.
I also spent 10 years renovating houses and old cars, so there are a lot of different tools that I bring to the table and it means that when you choose to work with me and you are faced with something that’s difficult or kind of scary because it’s a new thing, I’ve actually been there so I can understand where you’re coming from, what your fears are about. I can help you move forward and see that change can be a little scary but it’s also really exciting. Together we work to get you to where you want to be, we work together to reach your goals.

ARE YOU READY TO CREATE AN UNSTOPPABLE LIFE?

Amy Kosh is now accepting applications for people ready to co-create An Unstoppable Life with the support of a resilience life coach. If you’ve come to a crossroads in your life, where the old story is no longer serving you, and you want to find new paths that lead to becoming more resilient, and more you, it may be time for you to find out if life coaching is your best next step. 

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Do you want to be resilient and live an Unstoppable Life?

I coach people to create and live fully into lives that make them feel truly unstoppable! I coach people into living their happiest most successful lives. That means short-term, practical coaching that allows people to learn, for themselves, the tools and skills to create an unstoppable life, from this day forward. I know what it takes to live the kind of life that is truly happy and fulfilled and I want to share it with as many people as I can, that’s why I became a life coach.

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