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Are You Ready to Be Coached? Part 1


A life coach, or life skills coach, as they’re occasionally called, is basically a personal trainer for your life. As the name connotes, these personal coaches work with persons to better assorted areas of their lives.

Depending on your circumstances and how you decide to work with your coach, they can take on a number of roles. These may include motivation coach, personal development coach, executive coach, small business or career coach, or relationship coach.

Read further for some details on what to look for in a life coach.


The Life Coach


Finding the right people who will guide you to success in every aspect in life!




Basically, your coach is there to inspire and motivate you to do better, in a particular way. Commonly, you choose the areas that you want to work on (objectives), and your coach works with you to arrange change.


Are You Ready For A Life Coach


A lot of coaches will offer a free coaching session from time to time so that you are able to get a feel for how they set about things. This allows you to not only give their services a trial run coaching session to see if you are ready for it, but likewise to try out the individual coach and see if you “get” their style or not.

There are examples like Tony Robbins who offers a program that you are able to do at home on your own. Make sure you understand, however that working with a coach over the phone or in person has a level of accountability to it. When you take a course that requires you to work on your own, you’ll have to make sure that you follow through on your own.

However, I am offering a new, less expensive model that allows you to communicate with me via email so that you still get the personal touch without the high cost of traditional coaching. You get the same materials and the same hypnosis sessions as needed, but without the expense of the regular coaching model.

Bear in mind that most individuals who purchase books and courses

of this nature either never take the course, or never act on it! Do not be one of those individuals! Action will set you apart from the bunch every time!

A few folks who have been successfully coached wind up pursuing a career as a coach themselves. If this fascinates you, you may want to have a look at a system for developing a coaching career. So, who knows? If you like being coached, you might love coaching as well!

So, if you’re in need of a change, or prepared for a change… or if changes have happened to you that you did not expect… get a life coach! The biggest, most highly respected and highest paid athletes in the world have coaches, why shouldn’t you?


Who can be served by the services of a life coach?

1. Those that recognize that they can be and do much more.

2. Those ready to make a huge change in their lives, or who have just made a huge change and need help coping.

3. Those who want to better their jobs, their businesses, or their relationships.

4. Those who have sustained a loss, such as divorce or a failed business.

5. Anybody wanting to shed old, ineffective habits in favor of new more effective ones

6. In brief, anybody wanting to improve!


While a few coaches have specialties, and they all have their own style, they typically work with all types of individuals on several fronts. One word of caution, though… you must be ready for this.

Your coach will challenge you to do things that you usually may not do. Why else would you pay them? After all, if you could do it yourself, you wouldn’t need a coach!


[to be continued next time]


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Coaching and Hypnosis

Why I am changing to the coaching model and de-emphasizing the hypnosis model.


As a hypnotherapist of many years’ experience, I have watched as many patients transformed their lives an achieved goals they never thought they would ever achieve.

I have watched as smokers of many years have kicked the habit. I have observed people overcome many problems through the miracle of hypnotherapy. It is truly amazing indeed and gives me untold pleasure to watch these patients recover and improve.

But, as a hypnotherapist I can only see maybe 4-6 people per day, and since I am semi retired I don’t really want to see even half that many. And, when you add in the fact that we have lost our beautiful facility in Escazu, I decided it was time to make a drastic change for the better.

As many of you already know, I have in the past year added coaching to our list of available services. Unfortunately, coaching is a fairly new activity and not too many people understand the model yet – especially since there is much disagreement among the practitioners themselves.

Coaching, simply put, is a model for dealing with patients where they are and guiding them to where they want to be in life. Of course, since I am also a hypnotherapist, I can add an extra dimension to this that most coaches lack.

The ordinary coach, when confronted by a huge problem in their patient’s life, is equipped to deal with people through the conscious mind and will. As you already know if you’ve read my hypnosis pre-talk, this has certain limitations. However, by combining the worlds of hypnotherapy with that of coaching, I am able to break through these roadblocks much faster than an ordinary coach. Thus, the results of my coaching programs are much faster and better than the results obtained through ordinary coaching.

In other words, if we hit a roadblock in your progress, we can smash through it with a hypnosis session or two, whereas with another coach you world be stuck at the roadblock.

Another concern of mine has been the time constraints placed on me by continuing to see patients in person. This has become a very time consuming activity, and by consulting with people over the phone or skype as in coaching, I can help a lot more people than I otherwise could.

Finally, there is the high cost involved. For those not familiar with either hypnosis or coaching, both are very expensive and way beyond the reach of the average person. Rates are now at between $250-500.00/ hour. Although I have reduced these rates for Costa Rica, they are still higher than what the average person can pay.

To address this, I now have two options. One can take the traditional coaching model with regular telephonic contact, or, if one prefers I now have a new model where I will agree to answer up to one email per day Monday-Thursday for an affordable price that all can afford [price depends on subject matter covered.] You will receive e-books, pre-recoorded hypnosis sessions, and all of the same materials my regular coaching clients receive, but, because we are communicating via daily email, it is much cheaper to go this route than the traditional coaching route.

So, with these new options, coaching and hypnosis is now available to everyone who wants to change their lives!

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Quick Update

Just a quick note to let you all know that I’m still alive.


I have a doctor’s appointment at 7:30 AM tomorrow, a fact that I most certainly do not like, but there’s noting I can do about it. I had one at a reasonable time this coming Friday, but the clinic called and rescheduled. I think this was done to accommodate the doctor who did the surgery, as I think he is the guest doctor there.


So, I guess I’m going to have my leg looked at by the surgeon who did it so I guess I can’t complain too much, although I think he is intending to take the stitches out but it is infected so we will see what he says.


In other news, I have decided to pursue my business as a coach. I can coach others in a wide variety of topics. See my coaching site at:


I was originally going to resell PLR books, audios, and videos, but this latest crisis has helped me to focus more on just what my unique skill set is. While I like publishing information, I so much prefer helping other people to success and that is what coaching is all about. So, while I have lots of time on my hands, we are going to launch the coaching business.


Well, that’s all I know for now and wish me luck.



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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Personal


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