What is a life coach? Plus why I coach creative entrepreneurs living with depression and anxiety.

 
What is life coaching? And Why did I change my career to become a full time life coach? You'll find out about what life coaching is, if life coaching is for you, and why I became a life coach in this blog post on SPIESFitToFight.com. Click through to check it out.

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What is a life coach?
Why did I change careers to begin life coaching creative entrepreneurs with depression and anxiety?

 

What is a life coach? What's life coaching? What do life coaches even do?

Do I need a life coach? Can anyone be a life coach?

Do you have to be certified to coach? How do you find a life coach?

Are all life coaches the same?

.....Everyone has so many questions!! 

 
 

I get it. There’s a ton of confusion and a huge knowledge gap on the world of coaching. It’s a rapidly growing field and becoming more popular every day, but so many people still don’t understand the work of a coach. 

I can’t blame you if you’re confused. I mean, there are life coaches, business coaches, relationship coaches, spiritual coaches, nutrition coaches, writing coaches...the list goes on and on.

What is life coaching?

Coaching in its simplest form is support.

(There’s no doubt in my mind that this is why I was drawn to this profession, support is the foundation behind SPIES’s meaning!)

The reason there are so many different variations of coaching, is because all it takes to be a coach is to be 5 steps ahead of the person you’re coaching. Granted, a client will get a ton more value from a coach that’s 40 steps ahead of them, but the client will learn nonetheless!

When you hire a life coach like myself, you’re signing up to be guided through the obstacles that have you stuck in some part of your life. I like to find the source of your limiting beliefs (the thoughts that are keeping you stuck) with the expectation of eliminating them. A life coach is someone who helps you discover the life you’ve been dreaming about and a life you love living. 

How is a coach different than a therapist, psychologist, financial planner, etc.?

Yes, we all offer feedback, insights, and services from an outside perspective. But the thing with coaches is coaching forms a partnership between the coach and the client. We collaborate together to create action and most importantly to move forward. Coaches help you set your goals in motion, creating life changing breakthroughs by identifying and clarifying your unconscious desires. 

Life coaches don’t supply you with the answers to your problems (even as much as I love reading tarot in my own life, that’s not the answer to your solution). Instead, life coaches help you get clear on the decisions that you want to make. As a life coach, I care about what’s going on in your life right now, what happened in your past, and how I can help lead you into an amazing future. 

Life coaches help you sort through every thought, every feeling, and all the limiting beliefs that have been holding you back.

We do this by digging to the root of your emotions and finding the source behind what initiated your negative thought patterns. The root of everything exists in your subconscious mind, so it takes time and dedication to start creating lasting changes in your life.


How do I know if I need a life coach?

If you’re sitting there staring at your screen craving more answers, hold tight. I’m about to explain a few situations where life coaching could drastically improve your lifestyle.

If you’re at a point in your life where you feel utterly hopeless, in despair, and are having thoughts of suicide. Life coaching is NOT for you. You need to make an appointment with a medical professional as soon as possible and in the meantime, keep the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on hand: 1-800-273-8255. 

It’s so so so important to remember that life coaches are not clinicians, medical practitioners, or psychologists. We are simply a guide, recommending our best practices for you.

You should not come to us if you are in extreme mental anguish.

If you’re someone like myself, who has been to the point of suicidality but over time has made large strides in your recovery, to the point of living a stable lifestyle, then yes, life coaching might be for you. In fact, that’s my specialty - helping creative entrepreneurs who live with depression and anxiety.  

I recommend hiring a coach when you’re feeling stuck or stressed in a specific situation. When you have one specific thing that’s causing you pain and you want to work through the blocks for that specific issue, a coach is a perfect companion for you. 

The same goes for if you’re feeling lost or confused with a specific aspect of your life. Maybe it’s a career change, maybe it’s a relationship, maybe it’s a creativity block - whatever it is, if you have the dedication to make a change in how you’re dealing with a situation, a coach can help you.

Life coaches also provide great guidance when you’re starting a new chapter in your life, making a transition or a jump in your career, and when you’re ready to stand up to whatever has been initiating fear in your life.

The key point to this section is specificity. The broader your desire for change is, the longer and harder it will be to see the results.

Why did I become a life coach?

So why did I become a life coach? Why did I up and leave my marketing and graphic design career behind? 

Honestly, it’s because I love helping people and when I see that I’ve been in their shoes, all I crave is to bring them to the light and help them get through their struggle.

I specifically coach creative entrepreneurs living with depression & anxiety and mental health warriors who want to start their own business.

I chose this route because I’ve lived through the blocks that most of my clients have faced.

When SPIES first began as a clothing line, we always claimed we suffered through the deepest, darkest, depths of our mind so we could find the way out in order to help you escape those places, too.

And it’s still true to who I am today!

I’m never going to tell you to do something if I don’t think it’s right for you. I’ll never guide you back into the darkness unless I know you’re ready to conquer the demons that live inside.

Most of all, life coaching brings me so much joy because I love witnessing the awakening. I love showing people that all the answers they’ve been searching for already exist inside of them. It takes a few strategically peeled back layers to get there, but we’ll get there, together. 

There isn’t a moment when I’d leave you astray.

On my own personal development journey, I was alone. I seriously would have thrived if I knew life coaching was an option. Therapists were too clinical and too by the books for me. I hated going to see my therapist, so when I left for college, I dropped her. I was on my own and I had to figure it out alone. It took time, but I did it and it gave me the experience to now help others get past their own limiting beliefs and life struggles.

Your personal development is a beautiful journey and I would love to be a part of it with you.

If you’re an aspiring creative entrepreneur or someone who’s already made the jump to the entrepreneurial lifestyle and you live with depression and anxiety… I get you. I was you. I am you. And I want to to show you the beautiful fact of having all the power inside you that you need to reach the next step of your life.

I want to work with you!

Let’s work together, bust through those blocks, and reach new heights in your life and your business! 

If you’re ready to up-level your life, please click here to schedule a free 15 minute call with me.

You deserve to live a life you love. You deserve to work for something you’re dedicatedly passionate about. You deserve so much more than what you already have. You deserve everything! 

What is life coaching? And Why did I change my career to become a full time life coach? You'll find out about what life coaching is, if life coaching is for you, and why I became a life coach in this blog post on SPIESFitToFight.com. Click through to check it out.

Trying to break out of that 9-5 and amp up that side hustle but your anxiety keeps shutting you down?

 
 

Trying to turn that side hustle into your full-time hustle but your depression fools you into thinking you’re not good enough?


 
 
 

Trying to take your creative biz to the next level but you’re just not sure how and your anxiety completely paralyzes your growth strategy?

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Can you relate to any of these scenarios?

I fit into EVERY scenario AT ONE point or another!

I want to help you push past those blocks and help you allow yourself the ability to live your most authentic lifestyle. 

I know you can do this.

All you have to do is fill out the form below to schedule your free 15-minute clarity call with me to see if we’re a match made in coach client heaven! 

Talk soon :)
Marissa
 

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Marissa Pane

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