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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

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Certified Life Coach

About Coaching


Purpose. Goals. Empower. Potential

Coaching helps you to explore your life!

Have you wondered if you are really living your purpose in life? How would your life be different, if you could achieve your goals and reach your potential? I personally believe everyone has hidden potential that has been utilized, that is where a life coach expertise helps to assist in discovering the potential.  A life coach works on a multitude of a personal areas to help the client improve their life such as self improvement, to empower your life, so you can accomplish your dreams like Colonel Sanders did. Sometimes it takes awhile for a person to reach their potential, the best example I can think of is Harlan Sander founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. He overcame many obstacles in life, setbacks such as, failure at jobs and he also had personal problems he overcame, and didn't have any support to encourage him on his ventures in life. As a young man he heped support his family and developed his now famous KFC recipe, but was turned down by over 1000 investors. But he had determination and he persevered till he achieved his goals. He said "I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me."  If  Harlan Sanders can complete his goals, there is no reason you and I can't complete your goals as well, from personal growth to having an inner peace in life. For a complete list of areas I coach in visit my Services Page.

Developing an action to successfully reach your goals is just one aspect of what a life coach strives for with their clients, they also help empower the client so they can improve the quality of their life? As your life coach I can assist you on your quest to find the answers. I will be there to assist you to empower, transform, and to accomplish your goals in life while you are realizing your full potential. Learn to how to empower your life so you will have a balanced and fulfilled life. People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help attain their goals. Life Coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a personal Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a Life Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there?

Do not settle for an ordinary life, because you are not an ordinary person you have special talents that need to released, to live out your potential. I can help you develop an action plan to get you the life you deserve.

Consider the following questions:
  • Have you thought about your purpose in life?
  • Are you really where you want be or do you desire a better life with meaning?
  • Do you feel you're stuck in a rut, not sure how to get out?
  • Do you feel you are not living up to your potential.
  • Do you have a plan or goals to improve you life?
If you are not completely satisfied with your answers and need help to plot a a new course in your life why not contact a Personal Life Coach. The Initial Personal Strategy session is free, go to the contact page to arrange for you free session.
About Coaching

Services


Services offered are designed to attain your potential

Personal Growth

“What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill Personal Growth provides both the incentive and the means of achieving and expanding your full potential, so you can become the best possible version of yourself.

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Relationships: Couples, Family, Friends and Work

"In a relationship, when communication starts to fade, everything else follows".The Love Bits Relationship Coaching is the interaction of two or more people or organizations regarding their behavior toward each other, whether at home, with friends, or at work.

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Stress Management

“Feelings are your guide. Trust your feelings and learn to express them, and do not blame anyone for how you feel. Be yourself, observe yourself. Look to understand any crisis you have been in or will be in.” ― Barbara Marciniak, Family of Light: Pleiadian Tales and Lessons in Livingan edit all of this text and replace it with what you want to write. Some times life feels like a puzzle and all the pieces are not fitting together as quick as you would like for it to.So with a little assistance you will discover the pieces do fit. It is important to develop skills to have inner peace during and control of oneself during those difficult and challenging times.

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Self Improvement


Self improvement is the first step in reaching your goals


Most people who are successful whether in their business, career, or personal life take time for self improvement. People have various priorities and aspirations in life that involves to a different level from their current position, rather being in the status quo. When you decide to improve in one area of your life other areas are also affected. For example if you want be successful at your work and it requires you to become a leader, you will focus on improving those skills such as communicating, listening, and developing organizational skills, just to name a few. Those same skills are also important in your finances, relationships (with family, work and friends, they can blend over to organizations where you belong. Self improvement is a process that is continually developing into something new. A coach will  work with the individual to discover where they are at and what they aspire to do in life. They work as a team in developing an action plan of goals, he coach will assist the client in completing the goals. Life is not always smooth, sometimes hiccups occur, that is where the coach helps out to help the client get back on track.






Stress Management


Stress Management provides tools to handle lifes challenges

Becoming over stressed isn't limited  to big life changing events such as death in the family, divorce, or loss of a job, but even small amount of stress contributes as well. Being late for work or an appointment, unexpected traffic jam when compiled together creates unwanted stress and then you may feel life is out of control. But there are ways to manage and when you overcome the challenge you are stronger to meet the next one, you keep on building confidence you are able to handle life's circumstances.

Stress, can affect your total well being, stress management, is vital for maintaining good overall health, without a good way to handle stress, many health concerns can develop and be detrimental to your in many areas of your life including; physically, emotionally, mentally and in relationships. There is a wide range of tools and exercises that will help to reset  your alarm when your overloaded with negative stress. When your body is constantly on high alert, chronic health issues may occur. After the initial session, the client and coach will decide which, stress reduction techniques will be most advantageous for the client.







Personal Strategy Sessions


Each personal action plan is tailored to achieve your goal

Personal Strategy Sessions
How personal strategy sessions work:

Each action plan is tailored specifically for you. Since we all our different, I do not use a cookie cutter approach. We will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our working together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Areas I specialize include; inner peace, time management strategies, relationship, personal growth, career coaching. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve these results needs, at that time we will do an assessment, to determine the progress of resolving the present issue.

The Personal Strategy session, provides information on how to proceed in helping you to transform areas of your life that you want to improve.
Using a caring and non-judgmental environment of support and encouragement, it usually starts with me helping you getting a clear vision about what you really want now. When we get the vision you want to accomplish, we will be able to break stubborn road blocks that have kept you stuck and refocus your way of thinking in ways you may never thought were possible.

Personal Support Services:
No Long Term Contracts there are different packages you can chose and those are pre-paid through Paypal.
Te first session is free, sessions are approximately 60 minutes, which includes a weekly follow-up call, plus other services listed below.
You may contact me for pricing

I will partner with you to assist you in discovering what is important to you.
Assist you in developing an action plan.
I will coach, encourage and mentor you while you are completing your journey.
Provide unlimited email support. 24/7.
A weekly motivational or inspirational quote in your email, tailored to your specific need.
I will be there to celebrate your victory on accomplishing your journey
I will also provide proven tools and interactive goal setting strategies to help you stay on track.

You have my promise I am here to serve you and help you to complete your goals in your life's journey.

Try a free complimentary Personal Strategy session, visit the contact page to set an appointment. The sessions can be at your location or my office, via telephone, Skype, texting or emailing. The sessions are 50- 60 minutes and also included is a weekly follow-up call or contact for 10-15 minutes.




About Dan


My mission is to help others find their potential in life

I strive in helping others have a better understanding of their life and become more effective in self improvement of their unique strengths, abilities, passions, and values, being able to reach their dreams and goals. I became a life coach because others have helped me to achieve success in life, and my passion is help others achieve their aspirations and have a fulfilled life by having a personal development plan.

Like anyone else we all face challenges, when I was in elementary school, I had a speech defect some classmates and even teachers made fun of me, so I became somewhat shy, which lasted till I was in high school. I had a speech teacher who said “Dan, don’t let anything hold you back from doing what you want to do, I see a lot of potential in you.” He may never know how that changed my life. I believe that is I have a passion for helping others become successful and achieve their goals. I have found you can achieve most things if you are determined and work hard at doing it.

I have combined my training in Psychology (B.A.) and Professional Counseling (M.A.), along with being a Certified Life Coach and Crisis Counselor, have given me the ability to assist others in accomplishing their dream in living a fulfilled life. I  coached people from all sectors in the work-force, for 10 years.  With my training and coaching experiences, I have gained valuable experience, working with people from all age groups,races, ethnic groups, genders and socio-economic status. I develop a personalized tailored step-by-step action plan that is strategically structured and totally focused on accomplishing your desired outcomes.

My goal is to help you achieve your goals in life and be the kind of person you desire.

CONFIDENTIALITY IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENTS BETWEEN A CLIENT AND COACH. REQUIRES A HIGH DEGREE OF TRUST WITH THE  SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER THAT IS USUALLY NOT DISCUSSED ANYWHERE BUT WITH THE COACH.

Inspirational


Inspirational quotes provide encouragement for you to grow

Inspirational
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”  Walden
E.A. Bucchianeri


Confidence- “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence”. Helen Keller

Dreams “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau

Determination-Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino

Encouragement “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” Stephen R. Covey

Motivation -The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

Overcoming Challenges-“Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome,”



Perseverance- “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained”. Marie Curie

Potential- :Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams”. Ashley Smith

Reflection-:Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people”. Albert Einstein

Success:“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” Zig Ziglar

I have always had a desire to reach my full potential and abilities. Although I’ve had success, I don't think that I have reached that point yet to declare I am a total success quite yet, nor do I believe I have tapped into my full potential. There is always room for more growth and improvement. While other people sometimes try to determine if someone has reached their full potential or not. The bottom line is the individual knows whether or not they are living up to their potential or not.



Contact


Contact me to discuss what goals you want to accomplish

  • Belleville, Illinois, United States

Balance


Work-life balance assist to maintain a quality life.

It is essential  to maintain a healthy balance between time and effort spent working, and time spent with home, family and personal pursuits. In a fast pace lifestyle, having a balance is important to maintain optimum levels of physical and mental health.  As a society we want to be more empowered to be able control our lives, rather than being at the mercy of the circumstances and demands of others. We want the ability to make our lifestyle decisions.  Since most pieces of our lives don't carry the same weight or influences, as some pieces do. We prefer to have a life where everything runs smoothly and being able to control them, while living the life we desire. If you are stuck or fill overwhelmed a life coach can assist you in improving the balance in your life.


Purpose





Having purpose in life shapes our entire being the decisions we make, offers the direction and goals we deem important in our life, has an influence on our behavior, and assist in fulfilling our dreams and attaining our true potential. The challenge oftentimes is really not knowing what our true purpose in life is and it may change direction at various stages in our life. You may not always consciously think about your purpose in life or think about it in different way. Purpose has different meanings to every person, culture, religion, and time period. As in" the days of the great philosophers like, Aristotle who believes happiness is the "central purpose of human life and a goal in itself. ... Essentially, Aristotle argues that virtue is achieved by maintaining the Mean  which is the balance between two excesses. In the 1960's  people would say they are going to find themselves, to find their purpose. I believe each person has to determine what their specific purpose in life is,so they can start striving to reach it.Once they determine their purpose, they can start making their goals to reach their purpose and fulfill their true potential.






Career Coaching


Career coaching offers assistance in career planning

The career coach works with you helping you with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential, even if you are not sure what path to take. The coach helps you develop goals and a plan to achieve the goals. With technology moving so quickly, people need to and sometimes have to change careers for that reason alone. Another reason people changes career is do to burnout or just not feeling the job is meeting your expectations. Self improvement in feeling accomplishment in a career changes is another reason, not to mention increase in the wages has a ;arge impact why people change careers. There is no limit on age either of when you change a career.

Relationships


Relationships are key factors in having a successful life

Having positive relationships and acceptance are important key factors that have an affect on your physical and emotional health. People need to feel they belong and nurtured, so they can properly develop, Evidence suggest a person may live longer, handle stress better and  have overall better health. The negative side of not having a healthy relationship can affect disorders such as anxiety issues, panic attacks, depression and high blood pressure. The preceding are just a few results of unhealthy relationships. Relationships flow over to others in their life from personal relationships with family and friends to the workplace and even relationships with strangers. If a person has a negative reaction with a friend, they may unintentionally displace their frustration at someone not involved in the relationship. The coach will review various problem-solving strategies with the client on how to resolve relationship issues. 

Inner Peace


Inner peace provides focus in life and offers peace of mind

It is important to have inner peace not only for happiness, being blissful or being content, it helps by developing a state of calmness in life and also assists while facing stressful episodes. Inner peace acts a guide to the path of self-acceptance. Inner peace also helps to maintain focus in life.

During the coaching sessions you will learn how to deal with emotional pain, anger, judgment, sadness or anything else that limits you from being strong in your life.

Tailored


The personal strategic plan is tailored for each client

During the initial session the coach and client discuss many factors in the clients life, such as the clients desires and wants. They also discuss how they will be working together, plus other details like the clients known weaknesses' and strengths.  Many times we have hidden talents that are laying dormant till they are coaxed to be used. Developing the right action plan to complete the task the client desires to accomplish. The coach wants to make sure they have all the information needed in helping the client to get their specific destination in a timely manner, that is why a tailored plan in is so important. Its like having a suit or dress custom made, the tailor wants to be sure the clothing doesn't sag or is to tight, that is why they take numerous measurements. I use various assessment tools so I can help the client design the best plan possible for them to reach their potential.

Potential


All of us has hidden potential waiting to be discovered!


 Think of seeking your potential as a lifelong scavenger hunt or a journey, you're not sure what you will discover about yourself, but you will be an improved version of yourself. I believe all of has potential that is hidden in us, that can be activated and be developed for use in the future. Sometimes people are satisfied to stay at status quo or have an attitude well that is good enough, but if they would just tap into their personal resources who really knows what they could discover about themselves. To awaken your true potential you have to be wiling to be determined to keep searching for what really satisfies you. Your potential keeps on developing not only in one area, but many areas of your life awakens.

Goals


Completing your goals assist in accomplishing your dreams

Having goals provides  direction, motivation and confidence.  Once you have decided where you want to go in your life you need direction, it is like starting a journey without GPS or map. You may have an idea of hoe to get the destination, but you may get lost or delayed wasting time and effort those are irreplaceable. As you have set goals and you follow each you are not only on the correct path, but you are also being motivated each time your goal. Motivation helps to keep going to complete your goals, when you are successful it gives you more incentive to keep moving forward to complete the next task, and before you realize it you have completed all the tasks and have reached your goals. When you are confident and know your strengths, you can draw upon your courage during challenging times in life. Self-confidence provides you the proper perspective and helps you to realize what your limitations are and how to use your strengths to overcome those limitations. By knowing your abilities, that will assist you in maintaining focus while making decisions concerning your life. 


Motivation


Motivation is the driving force to achieve your potential

There are numerous theories concerning motivation, one thing is for sure if someone does not  get motivated to start the project it will not get completed. Oftentimes we take things for granite such as the wireless phone, If Martin Cooper who is considered the "father of the (handheld) cell phone" didn't have the motivation to invent the cell phone, who knows were we would be today. Motivation is an essential part of our daily life in providing our basic needs for survival and achieving our desired status in life. You have to be willing to put forth the effort to achieve your dreams and potential in life. Many times we dream of great inventions, but we let doubt and procrastination in and sabotage our thoughts and we fail before we start.  A coach will help you by helping you to stay on focus and not become distracted, on your journey

Action Plan


The action plan guides you to manage and finish your quest

Successful businesses have an action plan that is designed specifically their mission and followed till those goals are reached, it works the same way in life. The action plan, establishes the clients vision of their life, the specific mission or task the client is undertaking, what the objective is, the strategy is formed on how to complete the task. Question like What, where, when, and how are discussed and after those steps are set in concrete the clients goal can begin. Without a good action plan and the willingness of the client to commit to following the plan, the clients dreams may not be realized. This is where a coach, encourages the client to keep moving forward they may discuss what happened to the progress if the client gets stuck. These are just a few reasons why someone needs a good action plan and coach to stay motivated. The client and coach discuss what direction the client wants to take in their life, this includes their desires, dreams, goals and what specific area the client wants to improve themselves in. It may be  wanting to be a better communicator at home and work or possibly a bit more complex in starting a business or expanding the business. What ever the goal the action plan will be designed to attain that goal. The action plan guides and acts like barometer as such as helping the client stay on track and moving toward the goal. the action plan provides a visual affect that the client can see what is getting done when each step of the goal is accomplished.

Articles


A life that is well balanced brings fulfillment.

Purpose

Purpose

It is important to know what your purpose in life is, since it helps to shape and mold your entire being in everything we do.

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Balance

Balance

A quality work-life balance relationship, will help maintain a quality life and possibly keep stress at a minimum when choosing activities.

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Stress Management

Stress Management

Stress management is important tool to have, so you are able to overcome daily stressful issues. Without these skills small challenges can make it feel your life is out of control.

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Relationships

Relationships

Relationships are important aspect of the human race as we seek acceptance, love and communication with others to fill a void in our lives.

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