What’s the difference between a life coach and a therapist?
Life coaches often focus on the present moment, setting practical goals and developing actionable steps to reach them. Therapists, on the other hand, tend to look at a person's past experiences in order to gain insight into their current situation. As a life coach, I don’t prescribe medication; instead, choose to focus on taking actionable steps for achievable goals that are solution-oriented.
What is a breakthrough session and who are they for?
For those looking to commit to and invest in changing their lives, a breakthrough session is designed for us to get to know one another and begin to see where you’re at in your journey and what that would look like without your current obstacles and how we collectively can help you achieve them with a solid plan, support and strategy.
Can I hire you as a coach for short-term or a particular project?
Absolutely. Some clients I work with on a three month or single-session basis, and others for 12+ years — it all depends on your goals. The ideal point of a breakthrough session is to see where you’re currently at and what approach makes the most sense (short-term or potentially long-term) to help you get there.
Who do you typically work with?
I work with anyone who is ready to commit to get unstuck, get out of their own way and looking to create a strategy to build new habits to live an empowered life of purpose and well-being.
Do you take insurance?
While I don’t take insurance, you can inquire with your HR or company to see if they’d be open to cover coaching as a health and well-being offering. I work with many individuals and groups under their company’s offerings, including speaking.
What makes your approach different from other coaches?
While I am trained and certified as a master life coach, much of my coaching is based on life experiences. If you haven’t gotten a chance yet to watch my story on the about page, you’ll quickly uncover I’ve had my fair share of hardships that I’ve worked through to be able to put myself in a position today to be thrilled to help others achieve that same sense of empowerment and personal freedom.
Why does life coaching produce such rapid changes?
Because we’re not looking for quick fixes and bandaid approaches, life coaching can help you cut to the core of what is an impingement or snag in what has been tried and not be able to stick in the past. It’s like a veil to uncover the deeper inner workings of your current lifestyle and how we can maneuver and adjust to help you climb higher and to continue to build upon your successes, triumphs and goals.
Life coaching, and my approach in particular, works to hold you accountable, objective, and enjoying the process — which is key to making any lifestyle habit stick for the long-term.
How long do you usually work with a person on their journey?
This will vary from each individual, but I have worked with most of my clients over the course of many years — some over 12! As humans, we’re always evolving, offering plenty of potential opportunities for us to work as long or as short as your high performance life desires.
Why is life coaching so popular?
While some trends come and go, life coaching is a proven tactic and style for creating positive life-long changes. Because we’re focused on making deep-core related shifts in your current blueprint, life coaching isn’t a mask to cover what’s underneath, but rather the core of what you’re seeking for long-term personal growth.
Chad is an exemplary coach. He helped guide me to establish effective mindsets, routines and habits in all areas of my life. Chad truly cared about my well-being and my results. During my time with Chad, my relationship with my fiancé got stronger and my performance both at work and on my business improved dramatically. Chad works with a high level of accountability and professionalism. If you are looking to grow and make a change in your life, Chad is THE coach to help guide you on your journey there.
“Prior to working with Chad, I lacked positive direction in my personal and professional life. I found myself too often resorting to poor routines and bad habits as a means to compensate for this lack of direction. Without either clarity or a sense of true purpose, I was continually met with feelings of frustration and failure. Chad's reputation as a high performance achiever precedes him. Following our initial conversation, it was apparent that he was able to draw not only upon his achievements, education, and coaching experience but also the trials he has endured in his own life. In my experience, that combination of perspectives is unparalleled and invaluable.”
I was introduced to Chad through one of our mutual clients who strongly encouraged me to meet with him. I scheduled my breakthrough session not knowing what to expect but thought I’d give it a try. I was feeling “stuck” in multiple areas of my life and I wasn’t sure how to remove the blockage (I didn’t even know what was stopping me at the time). It took about 10 minutes of talking with Chad to realize that I was exactly where I needed to be. He has helped me overcome the fear of believing in myself. He has facilitated conversations that allow me to recognize my potential and solutions that are accessible to achieving my goals. He is extremely professional and provides genuine connections.
It doesn’t matter where you are at on your life path, or what your goals are, I am confident that Chad will provide true support, and provide the right tools that will allow you to achieve your next level of success. When I think about how far I have come since starting my work with Chad, I can only describe how I feel as grateful. I have created a life I love, and know it can only continue to improve. I’m so thankful our paths crossed.
Ashely Zimmerman PT, DPT, PMA-CPT
Chad is an amazing coach. I have had a hard time in the past with coaches but Chad is amazing to work with. Always SO positive, never makes you feel bad about yourself If you have a misstep or fall off track a little. Chad offers amazing positive support and reinforcement, accountability, and feedback. He has been helping me with everything from health to shopping habits. I highly recommend Chad
I have gained so much more perspective on life, being a dad, a better leader, and goal achiever. I have found myself more aware of what is going on around me, less agitated at the little things, and more disciplined, which has breathed self-love and self-confidence. The knowledge that these all come from within yourself and they are not something that someone else can give you. YOU HAVE THE POWER!
Chad has truly helped me be a better man! Has shown me how to reconnect with me and who I really am! Stop listening to those negative stories and rewrite it with the truth and how to catch me when things start to go south and get my energy and power back where I want it to be. And even going as deep as to reconnect with the inside of me and where all the negative stories began and working thru those stories. Would definitely recommend to anyone that is ready to do the work and get after it!!!