Today one of the most preferred way of life coaching session is by an online meeting over phone or skype or facetime between a client and his life coach. The clients prefer this way of meeting as this gives them the flexibility and convenience to meet with a great coach wherever they are in the world.
I have been conducting online life coaching with many of my clients from different parts of the country and I find most of my clients like online coaching as much as meeting face to face in physical presence.
However, some people may find online coaching as slightly awkward and think that something very personal and intimate discussions during life coaching sessions cannot happen through facetime or skype. For them, there is a need to be physically present in person before a coach for discussion and which gives them the rich experience that seem conducive for coaching. Anything online or through phone or skype does not seem very helpful. They may think that the practice of walking to a specialist in their special environment for life coaching is the way that brings about a worthwhile experience of sharing and imbibing the guidance from a life coach.
Whereas many clients are very comfortable meeting for online life coaching over phone or skype due to the convenience it provides. Most of us are busy in the hustle and bustle of our lives today and an online meeting can really save a lot of time. No wonder many people just love the idea of online life coaching. The ease of the entire process is the best part. Further, they prefer to be in their own environment and privacy during discussions when it is required to probe into their innermost core issues. This sets them free to open up more and sincerely talk about their ongoing issues and various challenges, overall making the online coaching process a success.
At times, online life coaching is the only way to get going with some people since they are located in various parts of country or internationally in distant geographical area or travel frequently for business or they do not feel that comfortable at home due to kids, spouse, or other family members around them. Furthermore, you and your life coach is a partnership that is built where you feel very comfortable and confident and most often you may end up choosing a life coach who is located in entirely another geographical area and therefore meeting up face to face is not feasible. So, online life coaching is the only way to work in such cases.
Surprisingly, online life coaching can be even better than meeting in person. Firstly, the online meetings is more regular and most of the times meetings happen as per the scheduled times. Regular meetings are more helpful as it provides you with regular doses of motivation and drives you to tackle your negative feelings and be more proactive to handle your challenges, and the regular support makes the transformation process swift and smooth. Secondly, the online life coaching can be very private as you are in the comfort and privacy of your home without ever stepping out and walking into the office of your life coach. Thirdly, you save a lot of travel time and can easily squeeze an online meeting even while you are travelling or away from home. Fourthly, one can choose an international coach to work with and similarly international clients are a reality now-a-days. In these scenarios, online life coaching is the way to go forward.
Today, we can’t even imagine our lives without email, mobile phones and online activities such as banking, bill payment, networking, etc. Since we are so much comfortable with it and used to it, I believe the online life coaching is going to be more and more popular and here to stay. Having said that, I believe online coaching may not be for everyone and some may feel a strong need to be in a space close to your coach to unfold and discuss the deeper issues. In the first free session, we can always talk about what you are seeking and then decide the course of online life coaching or meeting in person for the coaching sessions.