Life Coaching in Alexandria, VA—Help with Goal Setting and Life Fulfillment

Life Coaching in Alexandria, VA—Help with Goal Setting and Life Fulfillment

It’s easy to set a goal. What isn’t easy is sticking to that goal, keeping ourselves accountable, making progress every day (or week), and finally, achieving that goal. We get distracted: by work, by our relationships, by familial responsibilities, by life. And often, we come up short of reaching our goals and living a fulfilled life.

“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear and has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you can be.”

–Tom Landry

Fortunately, there are professionals who specialize in goal setting and help others to live happy, fulfilled lives: life coaches. Life coaches set out to help their clients understand what their life might be lacking and what will bring them purpose again. This might mean making a job change, embracing a new city, picking up a new hobby, or simply being kept accountable.

If you think you could benefit from working with a life coach, reach out to Thriveworks Alexandria. We have life coaches on staff who are dedicated to helping their clients live better. Together, you and your life coach can come up with SMART goals that will bring you joy and success.

Should I Work with a Life Coach?

“Would working with a life coach benefit me?” “Should I talk to a professional about my goals?” “Can a life coach help me figure out what I want and need out of life?” These are questions that you might be asking yourself. While we cannot definitively answer these questions, we can confidently say that we think working with a life coach would prove valuable to your life if you need help with goal setting or you aren’t feeling fulfilled these days. Consider: life coaches help people who…

  • Need help coming up with SMART goals
  • Need to be kept accountable for their goals
  • Feel unmotivated at work
  • Are considering a major life change
  • Lack fulfillment and meaning in life
  • Long for a greater purpose

As you may have understood from the list above, life coaches focus on helping their clients find success. They differ from counselors and therapists who focus on helping their clients improve their mental health. If you need help finding greater success in your life, consider working with a Thriveworks Alexandria life coach.

How Does Life Coaching Work?

If you decide to work with a life coach, they will first get to know you so they can best understand how to help you find success in this journey. For example, if you struggle to set goals that you can actually achieve, they will help you understand SMART goals:

Specific: The S in SMART goals stands for specific­—and the more specific the better. For example, if you want to save money, you can’t just set the goal of saving money; you need to decide on a specific amount.

Measurable: The M in SMART goals stands for measurable. This means that you identify exactly what outcome you want: what you will see, hear, feel, or be.

Attainable: The A in SMART goals stands for attainable. This means that you make your goal something that is actually possible to achieve. For example, you wouldn’t set the goal of saving $2000 in the next four weeks if that’s your monthly pay.

Relevant: The R in SMART goals stands for relevant. Set a goal that is relevant to your life. If you’re determined to save money, build a goal around money management. If you’re determined to exercise more, build a goal around physical activity.

Timely: The T in SMART goals stands for timely. Finally, you should put a timeframe around your goal. In other words, you should have a deadline for when you want to achieve your goal by.

Start Working with a Life Coach at Thriveworks Alexandria Today

What do you say? Do you think working with a life coach could benefit you? If so, give Thriveworks Alexandria a call today. Our life coaches are dedicating to making a meaningful difference in their clients’ lives, and they want to do the same for you.

Call today and a scheduling specialist will get you scheduled right away. We don’t believe in waiting lists—you might even have your first appointment within the same day, as many clients do. Additionally, we partner with many insurance companies to best ensure that anyone can utilize our services.

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Lolita is a very thoughtful therapist. She also has a good understanding of children as she worked with my son at the ages of 15 & 16. She was an advocate for him, and she was eager to work with him in goal-setting, which my husband and I appreciate very much. We may continue to seek our her assistance in the future should our needs change. Thank you for all of your help.
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