What Is Life Coaching and Personal Coaching?

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Life coaching is about personal development and personal growthLife Coaching or Personal Coaching is about personal development.  It’s about personal growth and personal improvement.

Whether you are frustrated with yourself because you keep procrastinating, you’re wrestling with low self-confidence or are experiencing self-doubt, or you feel overwhelmed, the purpose of coaching is to help you create behavioral change. Personal coaching targets the specific behavior(s) that undermine your ability to have the life your really want.

Life coaching is about investing in yourself.


There is a joke in the coaching community that goes like this: 

How many Life Coaches does it take to change a light bulb? None! They all sit around and ask the light bulb questions until it realizes it can change itself! –Anonymous

Although asking questions is a crucial part of Personal or Life Coaching, asking the RIGHT questions is the key to success. To be effective, a Life Coach must be able to clearly see past the obvious symptoms and identify the root cause of the problem. Being able to see patterns of behavior quickly and having a deep understanding of human psychology means clients get results quicker and get results that stick.  


Life coaching and personal coaching is about personal developmentPersonal Life Coaching will help you:

  • Stop procrastinating
  • Boost your self-confidence
  • Get in shape & lose weight
  • Overcome your limiting beliefs
  • Experience deeper relationships
  • Get motivated
  • Find your purpose
  • Increase your self-esteem

Decide what you truly want in your life and Make it Happen!


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Life Coaching Results 

“James Murphy is a gifted consultant and life coach who has a unique ability to assist individuals and truly improve their lives. His positive energy is contagious and I strongly recommend his services.”  — Julie Ann Dubek, VP, H.R. Operations, Fender Musical Instruments


“I highly recommend James as a coach in living your life more effectively. I have worked with James for about 14 years now. His life coaching has involved both my business and my personal life. His commitment to my moving forward has been awesome. He is highly trained in many different areas – using whatever tool at his disposal is best for the situation. I now consider James one of my best friends, but you should take that as an indication of his personality, commitment and ability, not as a bias of this recommendation. 🙂 Seriously, if you’re looking for a life coach – you won’t find one better than James. Feel free to contact me for more details, My time is valuable but I am happy to have a conversation with anyone considering using James because I know he’ll make a difference for you.”–Alan Shalloway, Co-founder and Board member at Lean Software and Systems Consoritum, CEO at NetObjectives


“James is organized, caring, capable, and has tremendous suggestions to address all types of personal problems that arise in life. He is especially good at helping people deal with phobias. As your coach, he helps monitor your progress. I have known him for more than ten years, and I give him my highest possible character reference.”  Richard Munsen, MD, Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology


“As a business owner, parent & spouse it is challenging to be highly effective in all the roles in my life. I hired James to be my personal coach more than 10 years ago and I have consistently relied on his guidance since then.

This is not enough room to write the words to describe the awesome counsel I have received over the years both personally and professionally.

If you are worth the investment than you need to invest in having James keep you on the path to become the best “You” possible.

Thanks James for being there always to support and challenge me to be the best I can be. I am very fortunate to have you as my coach.” May 16, 2011 — Brian Tarpey, business owner and President of The Tarpey Group, LLC


“James Murphy listens well and keeps you curious about exploring your own personal intentions while teaching you how to exceed your own expectations of yourself. You walk in wanting to cure a problem and walk out with a plan for a brighter future with the skills needed to get you there.” July 30, 2010  Danette Earnest, Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty East Valley at Keller Williams Realty


“Before working with James, my fear of fireworks was almost debilitating. It was frustrating and I found it very hard to communicate where my fear stemmed from. Initially I was very skeptical, but it worked!! After one session with James, I was able to relax with friends and enjoy the fireworks on the 4th of July without crying and being scared! It feels great knowing I am not missing out on good times with friends or living in fear anymore. Thanks James!!!” — Chloe Obando, College Instructor, Maryland


“As a busy executive, travel is a necessary part of my job. Claustrophobia has crippled me in the past, even to where I would get on a plane, be ready to go, and just have to get off. I missed a few meetings because of this over time. James walked me through a ‘double dissociation’ process that is still powerful over a year later. The best part – I’ve had zero challenges flying! It’s actually amazing, years of stress and panic is a distant past. I even had the pleasure of taking the family to Maui with no challenges. I highly recommend James.” — Sean, Washington



For more information about Personal Coaching and Life Coaching, check out this article on life coaching or call today to get started: 919-745-7569.