If you follow my blog and Facebook page, you will know that I am friends with a Life Coach by the name of Tim Gillette. Tim is known as the Rocker Life Coach.
Tim and I share very similar thoughts, opinions and even sayings when it comes to personal growth, personal development and coaching.
While I was in Las Vegas last week for the New Media Expo, I sat down with Tim for a conversation on coaching and helping others improve their lives.
Click on the link below to hear the show with Jeff and Tim.
As I welcome in 2013, I have refocused and relaunched my radio program. Life Coach Radio will be broadcast each and every Monday afternoon. The shows will be approximately 30 minutes in length and focus on Life, the 2013 Life Coach Tour and I will share my personal stories. It will be very informal and feel more like a 30 minute conversation between me and you.
Please click on the link below and listen to the newest Life Coach Radio Show. If you have questions or would like to be interviewed and coached on my radio show, please email me directly at Jeff@LifeCoachMedia.com
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term Life Coach was first used in 1986. The use of the term as a helping professional dates closer to 1992 when Thomas Leonard brought Life Coaching to the mainstream and founded the first coaching school.
In February 2003, Thomas passed away unexpectedly and this left a huge void in the Life Coach profession. The profession was in it's infancy and looking for a new leader or voice in the profession.
The ICF ( International Coaching Federation) which Thomas started was struggling to become the force or regulator in the profession. Thomas had very different views than the current board at the ICF at the time of his passing. Thomas had in fact funded a new association, the IAC ( International Association of Coaches).
In February 2003, after returning home from the Future of Coaching convention in San Mateo California, I founded Life Coach Media, USLCA ( US Life Coach Association) and Life Coach College.
My goal for Life Coach Media was simply to bring Life Coaching to the people. I wanted to use every platform available to get the word out about Life Coaching. Merriam-Webster describes Life Coaching as : an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems. While some coaching organizations may not agree on this description, I think it is the perfect description for Life Coaches and Life Coaching.
At first I started a radio show in Atlanta on WGUN 1010, then posting recorded MP3's on Life Coaching on my website. In 2010 I started a podcast, Life Coach Radio Show, which can be accessed on I-Tunes free of charge. In 2011 I purchased a RV and wrapped it for the 2011/2012 Life Coach Road Trip.
During the 2011-2012 Life Coach Road Trip, I traveled over 10,000 miles visiting cities, towns, communities and trade shows. I traveled coast to coast promoting Life Coaching. I picked up the nickname "Johnny Appleseed of Life Coaching."
Last week I started out on the 2013 Life Coach Tour, traveling from Atlanta Georgia to Las Vegas. After two trade shows, I am now on my way to Utah. During the 2013 Life Coach Tour, I will visit the west coast, mid-west and the eastern seaboard, returning to Georgia in December 2013.
Wherever I go, people are interested in Life Coaching because it is part self-help and part motivation. I listen to people, I talk to people and I help people see their situation in a different light or different view.
One thing I have found about myself, people naturally want to talk to me, want to share with me, want to hear what I have to say. I am a natural born storyteller with a passion for helping others.
If you would like to find out more on Life Coaching or if you are a Life Coach looking to be part of a community built on success, not certifications, restrictions and government legislation, please contact me at Jeff@LifeCoachMedia.com or call 800-841-8776.
I watch a lot of news, I travel all over the country and I see the good and the bad. Life has its ups and downs, setbacks and achievements but at the end of the day, we can focus on the good or the bad.
Now that the election process is behind us, we are faced with an economy that is struggling, but we are surviving. As I read the paper and on line, you can see everything from murders, killings, rapes, robberies and the damage from Hurricane Sandy. That is where "Believe" comes in.
You can face the problems of society head on and then focus on the good. Life will always bring us tragedy, problems and challenges, but in the holiday season, people start to believe, they start to have a mindset that "all is good" and that we need to watch out for our fellow man.
From helping others, to politicians becoming "real." I just noticed where Vice President Joe Biden shopped at Costco yesterday. Just like you and me, ( except for the secret service all around him) but it made him appear "real."
We are faced with war, with people who don't understand one another and think weapons and bombs are the answer. Imagine if everyone in the world would just think about life, about respect for mankind and all wars would be resolved around a conference table. Imagine what a different world that would be.
I believe that someday, we will grow, develop and understand one another so much better, that everyone will learn to treat their neighbors with such acceptance and respect, that we will become "one." When that happens, imagine using our resources in a positive way, instead of in a negative way.
In this holiday season, I think these balloons sum up where we all need to start on this personal development / personal growth journey, we just need to believe it can happen.
This week I had the opportunity to visit Pigeon Forge Tennessee with the Life Coach Bus. While in Pigeon Forge, I took the bus and rode up through the Great Smoky Mountains and then came back through Gatlinburg. Even in the cold winter months, the National Park is just beautiful. The leaves are off the trees and you can see for miles.
I have been going to Gatlinburg since I was in my early 20's and I have seen so much change. The town was growing and mom and pop shops were sprouting up everywhere. Craft stores lined the streets.
Then Pigeon Forge got into the tourism action, building motels and hotels on the main street. Malls sprouted up and national restaurant chains lined the street.
Today, so much has changed. The craft businesses have all moved out to the rural areas, including Glades Road. The small mom and pop stores and restaurants have all sold out or closed, due to the high rental rates and today, Gatlinburg, which is still one of my favorite little getaway towns, is lined with national chains.
This week I noticed they built a large Walgreens, 5 Guys opened in Gatlinburg on the strip and the old Burning Bush restaurant building has been demolished. In Pigeon Forge, the small family owned motels are slowly being replaced by large, national chain high rise hotels.
Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg will always be a great place to visit, but the reason to visit has changed so much in the past 20 years, from good old fashion mountain hospitality, craft stores and family restaurants, to outlet malls, high rise hotels and chain restaurants.
If you have a chance, visit the area in the off season, the rates are more reasonable, the people are friendly and there is no line or wait for anything.