Tag Archives: Life coach

Convention for a fulfilling relationship

Today I want to share some­thing very mean­ing­ful to me. I have writ­ten this piece of prose years ago, in French. I trans­lated it recently and I still feel at peace when I read it. When I share it with some­one, … Read more »

Public group coaching

Coaches work with clients’ strengths — whether the client be an indi­vid­ual or a group — in the present to design path ways for change that are more con­sis­tent with their clients’ core val­ues and wants.

What exactly is a pub­lic coach­ing group?


How does it work?


What are the themes of the groups you plan to coach soon?


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Individual life coaching

Coach Dol­bec: Through life coach­ing, a client uses his actual strengths to set him­self an itin­er­ary ori­ented towards his per­sonal goals and com­pat­i­ble with his own val­ues and needs.
Client (you):
Mmmm? Sir? Where is the coach in there?
Coach Dol­bec:
Right by his client my friend! Let me intro­duce you to what it is like to work with a life coach.

Any ath­lete will tell you: to work with a coach is hard work. As your coach stands there and looks at you, he will make you move, run, lift heavy things, any­thing help­ing him to find your strengths. Then he will give you some rou­tines to fol­low. More­over, when it becomes easy, he will make it harder to com­plete the next time. On a reg­u­lar basis, he will ask you to do things con­sis­tent with your pro­gres­sion towards a goal. Those tasks or assign­ments will not always be fun to do. If you put your heart to this work, you will improve over time though.

Work­ing with a life coach is not dif­fer­ent. It is hard work. As an ath­lete could not become a cham­pion if he just lis­tened to what his coach tells him to do, a client could not progress towards his per­sonal goals by read­ing instruc­tions or lis­ten­ing to what­ever the coach has to say.  Like an ath­lete, a client has to do the work for the coach­ing process to be suc­cess­ful. There­fore, to work with a life coach is to com­mit your­self over time. Let me explain.

Look at the high­lights in this sen­tence: “Through life coach­ing, a client uses his actual strengths to set an itin­er­ary ori­ented towards his per­sonal goals and com­pat­i­ble with his own val­ues and needs.”

If I ask you:

  • what are your per­sonal values?
  • what are your actual needs?
  • what are the things it would be impor­tant for you to accom­plish in 3, 6 and 24 months? Chal­lenge your­self, but do not overdo it.
  • what are the strengths you actu­ally have that would help in reach­ing your goals you just set up for the next 3, 6 and 24 months?
  • what is the best way to reach these goals with­out deny­ing who you are? That is, with­out going against your actual val­ues and needs.

As your coach, I will explore these things with you. It takes time and some brain sweat to find the answers; I will pro­pose ways to explore these mat­ters where you will feel chal­lenged with­out being over­whelmed. In addi­tion, you will have to keep mov­ing between our con­ver­sa­tions through new assign­ments you will agree to com­plete at the end of each ses­sion. This will help you to build con­fi­dence in your own suc­cess by pro­gress­ing through­out an itin­er­ary com­pat­i­ble with who you are.

Do not worry. Like any assign­ment, it will be chal­leng­ing just to do it. Dur­ing the process, you will cer­tainly ask: “why did I put myself through that?” Per­sonal change is always a chal­leng­ing process and it rarely occurs in one night. If so, it is usu­ally through a very unpleas­ant expe­ri­ence. It is defin­i­tively not what I am offer­ing to you. To me, to have fun is a seri­ous business!

In order to keep it easy and con­ve­nient, the whole process is usu­ally done through an inter­net ses­sion, using Skype. It is com­pat­i­ble with both Mac and Pc and allows face-to-face meet­ings, plus screen and doc­u­ment shar­ing. Which is great when comes the time to explain con­cepts and to send assign­ments we just agreed on. It also works on your smart­phone if you are away from your com­puter. The best of it is that it is free to use, as long as you don’t use it through cel­lu­lar wire­less con­nec­tion. So make sure you use it through Wi-fi con­nec­tion or on your com­puter actu­ally con­nected to internet.

You can chose to use reg­u­lar phone, but you are respon­si­ble for the fees.

How­ever, before any com­mit­ment, con­tact me for a free explo­ration ses­sion. This ses­sion is 45 to 60 min­utes long and it has three objectives:

  1. For me: To clearly under­stand what you want to achieve through coaching,
  2. For both of us: To mutu­ally decide if we want to work together. No hard feel­ings if one of us decides not to continue.
  3. For both of us: To mutu­ally agree on the fre­quency and sched­ule of our ses­sions together. Ses­sions can occur once per week, once every 2 weeks or once per month.

So, are you ready for coaching?


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My name is André Dol­bec. As you see, I have some threads of wis­dom grow­ing all around my face; I gained them through mul­ti­ple expe­ri­ences and I wear them proudly. And, oh! For­give me if I some­times write with a … Read more »

Life is all about changes

  I see life as a per­pet­ual chang­ing process, like a tree goes through one sea­son after another. Peo­ple, busi­nesses, asso­ci­a­tions or any other social group, they all fol­low this pat­tern over and over again. Like peo­ple, busi­nesses and groups … Read more »