A life coach definition can vary depending on what your specific goals are. A life coach encourages and guides clients on a range of professional and personal issues. Life coaching is unique from giving advice, consulting, counseling, mentoring, and administering therapy. You would hire a life coach to help you with specific professional projects, personal goals, and transitions. A life coach helps you grow by analyzing your current situation, identifying limiting beliefs and other potential challenges and obstacles you face and devising a custom plan of action designed to help you achieve specific outcomes in your life.
The relationship between a client and their life coach is a creative partnership that seeks to:
Identify, clarify and create a vision for what the client wants
Use coach’s expertise to modify goals as needed
Encourage client’s self-discovery and growth
Nurture and evoke strategies and a plan of action based on what fits best with the client’s goals, personality, and vision
Foster client accountability to increase productivity
These aspects of the process all work together to allow the client to maximize his or her potential, and research shows that coaching and training is a far more effective combination than training alone. In fact, training alone can increase productivity by 22.4%, but when combined with weekly life coaching, productivity is boosted by 88%.
Tom Landry ~ Former Pro Football Coach
Some of the most common steps clients take while working with life coaches include:
Identifying goals and defining a vision for success
Creating professional and personal growth plans
Identifying limiting beliefs
Working toward financial independence
Obtaining work/life balance
Learning to communicate more succinctly and effectively
Fostering more powerful connections professionally and personally
Starting a new business or growing an existing one
Managing an important life or business transition
Articulating core values
In these sessions, we can coach you through a plethora of topics or issues. See a more detailed list on the "What to Expect" page under the "Life Coaching: What We Can Do" section.
Personal coaching sessions are one hour in length and can be done in-person if you are in the Columbus, Ohio area or you can do this via video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime) if you live out of town. Men will have sessions with Todd, while women will have sessions with Stephanie. You can also request to have sessions with both Todd and Stephanie if you would like to have both male and female perspectives. Single or package sessions are available.
In these sessions, we will help you develop strategies and skills to build and strengthen your relationship and live your vision for a rewarding life together. We want you to succeed and have more love and joy in your lives together. Whether you're in a serious dating relationship, engaged, or married, you will learn how to communicate with each other effectively, how to fully engage with your spouse (or soon-to-be), how to live a life of adventure and understanding, plus much more!
Couples coaching sessions are one hour in length and are done with both Todd and Stephanie together in person or via video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime). For best results, we recommend that clients sign up for at least four sessions.
The goal of coaching is to work with the employee to solve performance problems and to improve the work of the employee, the team, and the department. Doing this will dramatically improve overall company performance. Employees who respond positively to coaching and improve their performance can become valued contributors to the success of the business. We specialize in making sure all employees and leaders are on the right seat on the bus by incorporating tools such as personality profiling, love languages, and other valuable tools. Also, we evaluate the emotional health of each employee identifying personal and work issues that would hinder their overall work performance. We do this through confidential one-on-one sessions with a detailed emotional health report submitted to the leadership. Pricing based upon specific requests.
All churches, whether healthy or unhealthy, have areas of weaknesses that need to be strengthened. These unseen areas can be hidden from church leaders due to a process called tunnel vision. We call them blind spots. It's in the best interest of a church to bring in an outside, experienced, and objective pair of eyes to identify these blind spots and suggest recommendations for improvement. We offer a full-service church health assessment to determine the overall health of your church structure, systems, and processes. The assessment covers 11 key areas: Leadership, Vision/Mission, Team, Culture, Marketing, Membership/Assimilation, Facilities, Finances, Safety/Security, System/Processes, and Ministries. We will help assess your church's ministry health, create strategic plans, structure your staff for success, and follow through with action plans.
Not all leaders with titles are true leaders. True leaders lead in a way that inspires others to want to follow them by choice. This type of leader has a learned skill set that makes them above average leaders. The organization is only as healthy as its leadership. Coaching is a one-to-one or perhaps group session designed to bring about a more effective healthier leader. Hence, when leaders improve their performance, such benefits spread throughout the organization. As leaders who are responsive to coaching apply their newfound skills and techniques to other people in the organization, improved interaction cascades down the organization. Hence, coaching can also be viewed as a passing on of a set of skills used by leaders in the organization on a day-to-day basis that enhances the performance of their people.
(*New clients receive their first coaching session at no charge)
Whether you are disciplined or not with your personal finances, there is an artform in managing this important area of your life. The principles are the same for everyone, but the methods will vary depending on your personal financial situation, goals, and lifestyle. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to healthy financial management.
At ELC, we will coach you by evaluating and customizing a proven financial strategy that gets you on track with your debts and financial obligations so that you stay ahead of the curve without crashing into financial ruin or hardships. It is possible to get a grip on your financial future and we are committed to coaching you through your entire financial journey using practical tools and strategies that fit your lifestyle.
Multiple times throughout the year, ELC holds live, in-person and virtual online summit workshops that help to inform and empower participants on a variety of life subjects such as Finding Your Purpose and Passion in Life, Leadership Training and Development, Personalities, Love Languages, Marriage, and Family, Dating and Finding the Right Mate, Vision Boards, topics for men and women, plus much more.
The live summits are one-day workshops and each has limited seating up to 15 people. Depending on the length of the summit, your registration includes the learning materials that you can take with you and possible lunch. It also includes a free one-hour coaching session with Todd and/or Stephanie. The virtual summits are online, have unlimited participation, and each registrant will receive a link to view the summit at any time.
Todd and Stephanie have been in the people business for over two decades as pastors, mentors, teachers, and leaders. Their passion and purpose have always been to help others find their passion and purpose in life and achieve their dreams and goals.
As certified professional life coaches, they bring years of experience in helping people find direction for their lives and offer solutions to life's complicated situations. While mentors pour wisdom into others, a life coach pulls out what is already in that person. Every person has greatness and potential tucked away deep inside of them to deal with life's circumstances, and Todd and Stephanie will help discover and dig those out.
Todd and Stephanie have been married for 24 years and have two children, Hannah (22) and Grafton (14).