Professional Life Coaches empower their clients to move forward in their lives. The coach and client work together in a client-centered relationship to equip the client to become a better version of themselves by leveraging their strengths and identifying and moving through obstacles. The coaching goal is to empower the client to identify and implement the steps to reach their goals and aspirations. A Life Coach will keep the client accountable and future focused. Focusing on the future helps the client clarify the destination and navigate the journey from where they currently are to where they want to be. This can cover all aspects of life, from career, financial, family, spiritual, physical, and so on.
How Does Coaching Work?
Life Coaching is for people who are ready to create a successful life for themselves. A life coach is skilled in helping you to make radical improvements in your life. Even if things are okay, but you want them to be great . . . Coaching is for you.
You may also find yourself in a place where you have overcome a crisis period in your life. Perhaps it’s relief from depression or addictions, or you find yourself an empty nester, facing retirement . . . Coaching can help.
Coaching can help you answer questions like: What now? What’s next? What are the possibilities for my life? How do I live out my passion every day? How do I get “there” from “here”? What does my life mean? What is my unique vision for my life?
A Life Coach is your personal expert to help you realize your full potential. Don't you deserve to have an expert committed to your success?
A Life Coach often works with you over the phone or video to allow for maximum flexibility in your schedule and location. You typically meet with your coach in weekly or bi-weekly sessions, to partner with you in identifying what you want, finding your innermost values and goals, encouraging you to take action, and helping you achieve success.
Your Life Coach will ask you powerful questions that will help you focus in on what is most important for you right now. A Life Coach is skilled in clearing away the clutter and energy drains that keep you from being your best. Your coach can help you unleash your own greatness!
“At its core, coaching is the art and practice of guiding a person or group from where they are toward the greater competence and fulfillment that they desire. Coaching helps people expand their vision, build their confidence, unlock their potential, increase their skills, and take practical steps toward their goals. Coaching is helping others to feel inspired and motivated to grow themselves. Coaching is not counselling. It is not for those who need therapy to overcome disruptive painful influences from the past; coaches help people build vision and move toward the future. Coaching is not reactive looking back; it’s proactive looking ahead. It is not about healing; it’s about growing. It focuses less on overcoming weaknesses and more on building skills and strengths. Usually coaching is less formal than the therapist-patient relationship and more of a partnership between two equals, one of whom has experiences, perspectives, or knowledge that can be useful to the other. Coaching involves accountability, encouragement and a commitment to growth.” Gary Collins
We believe that improving business relationships and leadership challenges can help solve business problems, accelerate results and impact positive growth for the organization. A healthy and well-functioning leadership team is key to successful business outcomes. It also helps create a vital, positive work environment that leads to improved productivity, a healthy work force, and the ability to attract, develop, and retain high capacity employees.
As a coaching team that has worked with hundreds of leaders around the world, we know how much of an investment coaching can be, and we also know how important it is to select a coach who’s right for you. Instead of “cookie cutter” solutions or off the shelf programs, we believe that effective leadership coaching means customized and dynamic support. Our executive coaching supports leaders as they develop their own styles and approaches. When you work with a coach, you’re the one setting goals, choosing topics for discussion, and bringing information to the table.
We utilize proven assessment tools and tests to help us gather accurate data about a person. These assessment tools are well validated through extensive research to ensure that they are an accurate and reliable measure of whatever construct they are developed to assess.
We have extensive experience assessing individuals through working in clinical and consulting settings, and through assessing many types of clients, including psychiatric patients, all levels of corporate employees, senior managers, and police officers. We have performed thousands of assessments in the context of selection and development, as well as for diagnostic purposes. The assessments have varied from clinical to management type assessments.
We also specialize in executive and team assessments, to ensure the health and effectiveness of executive teams. We combine our assessment experience with our research-based understanding of effective leadership to help your organization select the right person for the job or for the team.
We conduct assessments in the areas of:
Employee Selection and Suitability
Career Direction or Transition
Performance Management and Development
Personality, skills and gifts assessments
As certified Enneagram Coaches, we employ one of the most powerful tools in the coaching environment. The Enneagram not only enables insight and growth and for the individual client, but also gives depth and durability to the coaching and development process over time. Clients find that Enneagram insights continue to resonate with them long after the initial journey, as they change and their circumstances change.
The Enneagram framework is uniquely positioned to support individuals in understanding their deepest levels of intrinsic motivation, conflicts, anxieties and self-limiting beliefs, which create awareness and potential for accelerated and sustainable development. Unlike other assessment tools that focus only on external behaviours and competencies, this tool brings deep insight to an individual’s hidden, internal drives that can lead to actions and decisions that are self-limiting and even sabotage a person’s goals.
Beyond individual coaching, the Enneagram opens up avenues for coaching at a team and organizational level. As it speaks to intrinsic motivation, it also adds value to engagement, change management, organizational culture, team development and organizational coherence. The Enneagram enables work with “self as instrument” for practitioners, leaders and employees and is applied at all levels of the organization, from frontline staff levels to executive leadership teams.
We employ one of the best Enneagram systems (the iEQ9 Enneagram https://www.integrative9.com/) available for individual and corporate health and growth, backed up by scientific research and development to ensure the reliability, quality, depth and accuracy of results. Not only are clients provided with a very detailed and individualized written report, but they can also access professional coaching with one of our certified coaches to understand the results at a deeper level and take steps to implement desired changes.
More than five years of continuous improvement through scientific research and development have made the iEQ9 Questionnaire 95% accurate, and its reliability and validity continue to be improved upon, based on client feedback. The objective measurement enables powerful reframing, reflection and gentle confrontation of the individual self. As an assessment rather than narrative solution, this approach also enables the coach to work effectively with the Enneagram in larger groups and systems, allowing the iEQ9 results to be used for both individual and team reports.
Our combined expertise in many areas of life skills, mental health and HR strategies enables us to provide seminars and training on a variety of different topics. We offer customized programs and seminars as requested by our clients.
Mental Health Awareness and Response
Suicide Awareness and Response
Crisis Response and De-Escalation Skills
Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
Healthy Self-Care and Self-Compassion
Stress Management and Increasing Personal Resilience
Self-Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Leadership
The Characteristics of a Healthy Team
Living A Purpose-Driven Life
Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills
Freedom From Fear and Anxiety
We provide consulting services for various HR strategies, specializing in hiring and selection processes, performance management, training and development, and coaching. We pride ourselves in providing personalized and affordable consulting services, rather than a “cookie-cutter” approach.
We have an excellent reputation for quality service and integrity with different organizations, and we have a proven track record of effective interventions that help organizations improve their HR strategies. We also have long-standing relationships with several organizations that trust us and continue to come back for our HR services time and time again.
Our effectiveness in consulting is largely due to our extensive corporate experience, combined with many years of clinical expertise and “people smarts”. If you choose us to assist you with your team or corporate goals, you can trust that our initial assessment of your needs and outcomes are very thorough, accurate and and insightful. Any recommendations we make will be customized, culturally sensitive to your organization, of high quality, and based on helping you achieve your goals in the most effective way.
At Dr. Lin & Associates we work towards justice for the victims of human trafficking and abuse, both locally and overseas.
We work directly with those in need to equip, empower, and support them. We also partner with organization to train & coach their staff in serving victims and those suffering with mental health issues. We provide victims with the tools and skills to heal and thrive. We provide leaders and organizations with the tools and skills to provide longterm, effective support,