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If any one of these scenarios sounds like you, contact me, so I can help. Through LSA’s coaching services you can truly maximize your potential and lead a more balanced and fulfilled life. Why would you want anything less for yourself?  The sad truth is that most people settle for mediocrity or a certain level of success. DO YOU WANT TO JUST SETTLE FOR AN AVERAGE OR ABOVE AVERAGE LIFE?  IF NOT, READ ON…


What Is Coaching?
Why Should I Hire a Coach?
When Am I Ready?
Unique LSA Advantage
Services Offered
Duration and Pace
What Happens First?
Fee Schedule/Make Payment
How Do I Start?

What Is Coaching?

A coach can be thought of as a mentor or a guide who works with individuals to help them use their energy and potential, create and shape their goals, and achieve desired outcomes.  The coaching relationship is designed to help the client improve performance and lead a more fulfilled life.

 

Personal Coaching is a holistic approach to developing the client's personal, family, career and health goals. Often, the relationship begins during a transitional period in the client’s life, where the coach helps the client navigate through the period successfully.  

 

Executive Coaching is similar in many respects to personal coaching, but it concentrates on areas of the client’s life that relate specifically to the fulfillment of their career.

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Why Should I Hire a Coach?

If you are someone who sincerely wants to improve an area of your life, you should consider working with a competent personal or executive coach. For years, seasoned professionals have recognized the advantage of working with coaches in the organizational setting. Credible research on Fortune 1,000 companies that utilize regular coaching sessions for their employees has shown that coaching has produced a return on investment of approximately six times the cost of the coaching services.  So, if you are ready to change, the question is really, why wouldn’t you work with a trained coach?

It is not just successful organizations that have recognized the value of using coaches in a variety of ways.  Countless individuals have seen the merit of working with a personal coach on different areas of their lives. So, ask yourself, “Am I ready to go beyond my current limitations and really grow as a person?”  If you answer an affirming yes and you are ready to take the actions to change, contact me now.  I will deliver! The real question is “ARE YOU REALLY READY CHANGE?”

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When Am I Ready?

If you are already successful, but want to become a peak performer, and are sincerely ready to take the actions to create growth in your life, then you are ready to become an LSA client.  Following are some of the scenarios or goals that our clients bring to LSA.

If you have dreams of major personal, family, career, or financial success along with the willingness to take the actions to make these a reality, then contact me.

 

If you are already a peak performer and are sincerely ready to take the actions to create the type of growth in your life that others think is impossible, then contact me.

 

If you are tired of talking about change and want to do whatever is necessary to change, but are unsure how to begin, then contact me.

Click here to take a brief online self-assessment to determine your level of readiness for a coaching relationship with me (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file).

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Unique LSA Advantage

I have extensive graduate level training in clinical psychology as well as personal and executive coaching.  But, this is not the only talent pool that I have to draw from to help you change.  Additionally, I hold several personal training and corrective exercise certifications as well as a Level II Holistic Lifestyle Coach credential through the prestigious CHEK Institute.  Yet, what I have been told and I believe to be true, is that my relevant personal experience is the most compelling reason why I am able to help my clients.  One reason for my dedication to helping people make positive changes with their lives is that although successful in my previous career, I struggled in other areas of my life.  See my story for the specifics of my life changing transformation, the impetus for my coaching career, and why I am uniquely suited to help others.

I can empathize with the ups and downs of the change process.  Because of my personal experience and my specialized training, I understand when it is necessary to be compassionate and when you need a motivating kick in the butt!  I believe in using common sense language and practical solutions that you will understand to help you attain your goals.  In addition, I draw from my fitness experience and certifications to assist with the physical component of the mind-body connection to maximize results.  Wouldn’t you want your personal coach to understand the holistic psychology of change from a clinical as well as experiential level?  It just makes sense.

It is my belief that to create lasting change in any area of a person’s life, it is imperative to address the issue from a holistic perspective.  All areas of a person’s life must be working together synergistically or it is impossible to attain maximal or desired results.  As the saying goes, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”

If after learning about the LSA philosophy and my approach to helping my clients, you feel that this may be suited for you, then contact meI may not be the right coach for everyone, but if you posses a high level of willingness to take actions to realize your goals then, I may be a great fit for you.

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Services Offered

The following is a partial list of our services:

HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE COACHING is a truly unique approach to wellness that is tailored to each of my clients, addressing their individual needs and enabling them to optimize their health and well-being. The following scenarios are just a few examples of how I can help you as your coach.

   

Imagine if you never had to try another ineffective fitness or weight loss program again AND you could look and feel the way you want to.  Well, that is exactly what is possible if you begin a relationship with me as your Holistic Lifestyle Coach.  I will work with you to help you get your life in a better balance where the by-product of your actions will not only be a slimmer and leaner body, but a healthier, more energetic and happier you.


Understand the relationship between SLEEP PATTERNS, STRESS, AND CAFFEINE and lose weight without changing your exercise or nutrition plans. Imagine the scenario of one of my clients who approached me with the goal of losing 10-15lbs.  She tells me that she is stuck at her current weight and body composition but exercises 5 days every week and eats a healthy balanced diet.  After reading the detailed information she provides on her orientation forms, it is clear to me that her sleep pattern, stress level and caffeine intake are preventing her from having the body she desires— not her exercise plan or her diet. Once those areas are addressed, she is actually able to exercise less and loses not just the weight she wants but changes the shape of her body.  AMAZING?  Not really.  I understand what to look for and how to address the situation from a holistic viewpoint that makes these seemingly unattainable goals a reality.


Find out how properly adjusting your water intake can completely transform you energy levels.  Sounds like a pretty bold claim.  I didn’t believe that this simple change would produce much of a noticeable difference, but it made me a believer. 


Learn how to shop for you and your family.  Understanding how to read labels accurately and what to look for in the foods you buy is essential for healthy nutrition.  Most people I ask believe they have healthy nutritional habits and buy what they consider healthy foods.  I will teach you how to discover how food manufacturers disguise fats and sugars and fool the uneducated consumer.  Don’t let the food manufacturers hide the truth from you any longer!!

 

MY SIX FOUNDATIONAL FACTORS HOLD THE KEY TO A LONGER, HAPPIER, AND MORE VIBRANT LIFE.  Who wouldn’t want to look and feel better than they ever have in their life.  I have experienced this amazing gift in my own life and want to share how adopting the principles of these basic SIX lifestyle factors can completely alter your life.  Pretty bold statement I know, but I am living proof of its accuracy.

 

PERSONAL COACHING is a method of using proven strategies and common sense to address specific individual concerns and help my clients to truly maximize their potential.  Some of the following scenarios are just a sample of how I can help you as your coach.

   

Learn about how I can help you to face certain fears you may have and guarantee that you will be successful.  Many of us are governed by our fears and they prevent us from being able to truly live our lives to the fullest.  I know because I was one of those people until I learned the power of actually facing my fears head-on.  One of my greatest joys is working with people to help them identify and face fears that once overcome, will dramatically alter the course of their lives.


Let me help you get “unstuck” by helping you to clarify your goals and creating a plan for success that will truly change your life.  So many people have great intentions, but somehow their actions prevent them from attaining goals that are right in front of them and very attainable.  Obviously, but what is missing?  My experience has shown me that a lack of follow-through and accountability are the main reasons.  As your personal coach I will help you to stay true to yourself and help you attain your goals.


Are you struggling with the dating process and repeated disappointments?  Dating frustrations are one of the most common complaints among people I meet.  There is a solution for this vicious cyclePlease contact me to learn how to break these negative patterns and meet the person of your dreams. 


If you are highly successful in your career, but your health and your relationships are suffering, I can help you create the balance that you deserve.  So many career driven people sacrifice their own needs and the needs of those closest to them to attain the heights of success in the workplace.  It is common at some point for this to backfire on them.  It certainly did for me.  Let me help you achieve unparalleled success not only in your career, but in your health and relationships with others.  Believe me, once you are able to experience a healthy work-life balance, you will wish you contacted me earlier.


Do you have a purpose, vision, and a plan to create your ideal life?  Many people just chuckle and overlook questions such as this, but this can be a big mistake.  It is no coincidence that people with high levels of personal success and fulfillment understand this question well and proactively work on it for it to become a reality.  So, if you are not living your dream, contact me now and let me help you make it happen.  Your ideal life will not happen just by chance. 

 

EXECUTIVE COACHING concentrates on my clients’ career concerns and goals.  It is a method of coaching where I utilize proven strategies from the leaders in psychology, coaching, and management theory.  Some of the following scenarios are just a sample of how I can help you as your coach.
   

If you are a star in your field, but want to become a superstar, I can help you.  Research has shown that working with an executive coach greatly enhances the client’s opportunities for growth and performance.  Many organizations encourage the coaching relationship especially with their rising stars.  Let me help you maximize your opportunities and rise to the top of your field.

Are you transitioning into a new position or with a new company and want to get the most out of those you will supervise and your new opportunity?  The time to work on polishing your skills and making sure that your approach will be well received is not after a problem appears.  Be proactive and make certain that your efforts translate into the success that you deserve.


Find out how you can increase your Emotional Intelligence and with it, your compensation.  Emotional Intelligence has been a proven key to career success and with it, higher executive salary.  A well-respected business guru published repeatedly in the Harvard Business Review, has researched and written that a key method to increase Emotional Intelligence is through working with a coach.  By working together on increasing your self-awareness, social skills, social awareness, and self-management your ability to work with others effectively will greatly increase and with it your career success.  So, if you want to enhance your career success and salary, contact me.


Who can you go to with an organizational issue, who has an objective viewpoint and your best interest in mind?  The answer is likely nobody.  It is not fair or prudent to involve family or friends with these issues, nor will that ever be truly objective.  Working with a confidential thought partner is essential to making sound decisions in the business arena.  Many clients feel that one of the most valuable aspects of our relationship is the opportunity to discuss and think through challenging issues with me. This is an invaluable aspect of our working relationship together and one that you will find may be the only one of its kind in your life.


Do you have a plan to develop or enhance your career?  Most people want to increase the likelihood of their career success.  Obviously, but why do so many fall short of their goals?  The simple answer is that the ones who succeed do not do so by accident, they have a plan for success.  Let me help you create an individualized plan to make your career dream a reality.  Remember, as the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you will plan to fail.”

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Duration and Pace

The length of our relationship depends on the client and their respective goals.  Typically, the relationship is ongoing and lasts no less than 6-9 months.  I meet with my clients initially in person for approximately one hour and all subsequent sessions are done via telephone at prearranged times for approximately 30 minutes.  However, additional sessions can be scheduled.

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What Happens First?

The initial session will be used for us to meet in person if possible, assess your current situation, and identify what specific issues that you want to focus on in our coaching relationship.  It is recommended to meet in person for the initial session, but if this is not possible the first session can take place on the telephone.  You may also be asked to complete a series of assessments prior to or immediately after our initial meeting.  From this first session we will begin to outline the initial stages of a plan for the attainment of the goals you specify.

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Fee Schedule/Make Payment

My fees are $1,000 per month paid in advance for four coaching sessions. These sessions will take place via telephone for maximum convenience and will last approximately thirty minutes with the exception of the initial one hour in-person consultation. All sessions will be scheduled in advance at an agreed upon time. If you need to cancel an appointment, please provide at least 24-hour notice or you will be charged for the appointment.

To make a secure payment for coaching services with a credit card, please click here.

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How Do I Start?

Follow the link to process the first month’s fees and contact me to discuss scheduling the initial in-person session. Please feel free to email me at mplahn@lifeskillsauthorities.com with any additional questions.

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