Common Questions

What is Life Coaching?

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Life coaching is a dynamic partnership that helps you gain clarity, explore possibilities, regain focus, and make confident decisions. Coaching empowers you to discover and live the life you were designed to live.

It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space allowing you to: envision your future, embrace change, and enhance your God-given potential. Life Coaching helps to move you from where you are to where you desire to be!

What types of people have Life Coaches?

People from all walks of life work with Professional Coaches to help attain their goals, gain motivation, create new perspectives, and develop strategies for approaching life with intention and confidence. Life Coaches work with people in many areas of their life including relationships, spiritual direction, career, finance, health and more.

Sometimes people of faith seek life coaching when they wish to more deliberately design their future according to what they believe is God's plan for them. They come to coaching with a desire to live life with purpose while operating from a clear vision and a biblical worldview.

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 hire a Life Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get them there.

How does Coaching work?

Each session is tailored to your unique needs and will vary from person-to-person; therefore, coaching allows you to choose the agenda and set the pace that best suits you! In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and then we will begin to create a plan to achieve your desired results.

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 keep you on the path.

Typically, we will meet three times each month for 45 minute appointments, although other arrangements can also be made. All coaching is done over the phone or in my Zoom video conferencing room. Both venues are confidential and will allow your sessions to take place from your home, office, or even while you're on the road. It couldn’t be more convenient than that, right? I am also open to meeting face-to-face over coffee or to walk and talk with you in beautiful Chattanooga!

Do I really need a personal Coach, can't I just do it by myself?

“The purposes of a heart are deep waters, but those who have insight draw them out.” Proverbs 20:5

Some can, but many can't. Life coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A personal Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits.

Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Professional Life Coach and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Life coaching can help make your dreams more attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.

How is Coaching different from Therapy?

While the life coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological concerns. Emotional concerns may arise; however, the primary focus of life coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills that will keep you moving forward.

There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on fulfilling your desired goals now and for the future. Therapy seeks to fix what's broken or needs to be healed; coaching enables people to grow and reach their God-given potential.

What is your cancellation policy?

I require a 24 hour notice to cancel all sessions. Please be sure to contact me if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session.

How long do people generally work with a Life Coach?

To experience the effectiveness of life coaching, I suggest clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued coaching or wrap-up our time together.

Is personal life coaching confidential?

Every aspect of coaching is strictly confidential and that confidentiality will never be violated as I adhere to the International Coach Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics Policy . Your personal information will always be protected.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer them for you!

Walking Wisely 
Chattanooga, TN 

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I was very challenged by your opening question... after a quick prayer, I came up with the answer. I needed your help to move me forward. 
Kathy - Boston, MA
Linda’s coaching continues to help me move out of being stuck in some ruts in my marriage I have been in for years.
 J Bucklin, Life Coach
Relationship coaching helped me envision more clearly where I believe God wants me to change. Renee W.
Having her pray with me and for me added a layer to our coaching relationship that I would never have had with someone who didn't share my faith.
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