ღ Sara Bown - Virtual LIFE coach
Frequently asked coaching questions !

Frequently asked coaching questions !

 

  Do I have to live near you to be a coaching client?

Great news, the answer is a big NO. In fact, all of my work is done online. This way of coaching allows me to work with clients from all over the world, thanks to the power of the internet. Currently, all clients have loved having our sessions in the Facebook chat section and as of today, I’m offering text as an option as well. Being able to connect this way is convenient as the conversations move fast, in real-time and there is no video involved, so you can be coaching in the comfort of whatever it is you have going on. Do you struggle with social anxiety where it’s hard to share in person or via video? Do you have a busy schedule where it feels next to impossible to fit anything else in ?  If so, this may be the coaching for you. 

 
 

 Are you a weight loss coach?

Many people found me years ago via my facebook page where I was sharing how I lost a significant amount of weight and thus, I’m often asked this question. So here’s the deal.. I will always be on a wellness journey of my own where weight loss/maintenance will be part of my life. I view myself as forever in recovery with food/sugar addiction. As an example, today I’m celebrating being down 25lbs (06/25/22) with a goal to lose at least another 40lbs. So yes, I LOVE helping people with this goal. I certainly have a deep understanding of the required work, determination and dedication needed, but it’s not my primary focus as a coach. Sitting here out of my 30s and into my 40s, I get to see things from a different perspective with more life experience. It’s the journey between then and now where I have learned so much. As I sit here today, I know that true happiness comes from gaining life & not merely in losing weight. Goals have layers like onions and actual change & growth comes from peeling back the layers. It’s an honor to work with people from all over the world and I seek to help people make life dreams & intentions into realities with action plans! I have found peace & value in who I am, the way I am, in the skin I’m in and I’ll continue to work on that for life too! Helping people with that is the gift I want to give to others. I aim to help people live their best life NOW while also reaching for amazing goals like weight loss. Because you’re amazing, just as you are!

*If you don’t want a plus size coach, help you set weight loss goals. I am NOT the coach for you.

*But if you want someone who’s been on their own weight loss journey for years, who’s had amazing successes with devastating challenges like autoimmune issues. Someone who understands the weight of guilt and shame and the feelings an overweight person carries, the dark, lonely feelings that no other person can understand unless they’ve felt it. I may just be the person to help you. I’m not 100% where I’m going, but I’m on my way and will NEVER give up!

This link shares my entire mission as a coach –> My journey & mission as a LIFE coach – ღ Sara Bown – Certified LIFE coach

 

ღ Can you help me overcome challenges from past trauma?

This is an important question that I take extremely seriously. To begin, my coaching is not a substitution for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment. I am a certified life coach and I am not in any way qualified to diagnose or treat mental health disorders. In saying this, many clients have signed up for coaching after having worked with or while working with such professionals and find my methods extremely helpful. The work of a life coach, by definition, is to listen and ask thought-provoking questions. To help their clients work out and voice current life blocks where, together, they come up with a solution on how to move forward. The purpose of coaching is not to spend time in the past, it’s all about forward movement! A client may dive into what’s been holding them back and spend some time dissecting the conclusions, but only to better understand the path forward. Great coaches help their clients find their own solutions. 

 

ღ Do I need to have a session every week?

I know that illness and life events happen and often last minute, in this situation, I give 24 hrs to cancel a session and will not deduct the time. Otherwise, yes, I have everything set up the way I do for maximum success, which includes a weekly session. The breakdown is (1) 30 – 60 minute session a week with an open door policy to reach out Monday – Friday via chat or text.

 

ღ Will coaching work if I’m not sure I want to make changes?

Maybe, perhaps along the way of coaching, you’ll realize you want to make changes, perhaps you’ll realize you don’t. I ask people to sign up only if they feel ready to at least start the work. I don’t want to change anyone, that’s not my job. As a coach, my focus isn’t to fix you, it’s to help you create a path to the life you want. Hand in hand, choice by choice, we work as a team, and part of teamwork means two people being committed to the process!

 

ღ Are you a coach because you’re perfect and have your entire life together? Ok, no one has asked this lol  but I want to put this out there.

NO !!!!! You and I aren’t that different. We are both walking life’s path and doing the best we can. I continue on my own health journey from the inside out as I help others do the same. I know what it feels like to want to make changes, to feel hopeless with no self-love and my passion for coaching comes from knowing that we as people CAN live our best and most blessed life if we will start the wheels of change. Along with my passion, I have schooling and the experience of working with people globally over the last decade. In conclusion, I think what makes me a great coach is that I’m far from perfect and still learning.

 

ღ Does virtual coaching really work’?  

I asked myself this very question when I started coaching in 2012 in deciding how to best serve others. Starting out, I had never heard of a coach offering sessions solely in typing format. In fact, when I brought it up to my coaching teachers, they had never heard of it either and felt I should go the regular way for optimal success. Ultimately, I followed my heart and created my coaching method and business from the ground up.

Why was I so drawn to providing this type of coaching? It came from personally knowing rock bottom. When I was feeling my lowest with social anxiety, I would not go see a coach in person. I thought a lot about what would have helped me the most when I felt my lowest. I determined it was a place where I could have been heard without physically having to show up, a place where I would have felt 100% at ease in my comfort zone. If you’re my ideal client, you understand this. This approach got me wondering how many others felt like I had and needed this type of space to share openly where they could succeed. There is great power in silence. In the sessions I provide, my clients have a safe space to hear themselves think. It allows them to reflect and go deep down to the core of the matter without feeling rushed. Just think, if I asked you a BIG life question in person, would you feel comfortable taking 60+ seconds to reflect? Many people don’t and are apt to rush to an answer because someone is sitting there waiting for a reply. Get out a timer and be silent for 60+ seconds. For many, this is not a comfortable thing to do. I believe in the effectiveness of the online coaching I provide and have witnessed my client’s benefit time and time again over the last 10 years of my career.

 
 
 
Have another question, please ask away !! 
Email – sdbown@hotmail.com
Text – 1 505 259 7939

Testimonials –> Testimonials – ღ Sara Bown – Virtual LIFE coach

Here are the plans I offer along with cost  -> http://sarabown.com/spring-and-summer-2021-coaching-openings

Who’s my idea client –> Who’s my ideal client ? – ღ Sara Bown – Certified LIFE coach

Schooling –> Schooling & Certification – ღ Sara Bown – Certified LIFE coach

In light & love,
~ Sara Bown

EMAIL:
sdbown@hotmail.com ( Bown not Brown )

ღ Sara Bown - Virtual LIFE coach
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