Life Coaching - The Journey Inward and Forward

Posted by Laura Barnes on 3/2/15 8:37 AM

By Guest Blogger Laura Barnes

Life Coaching is a dynamic process of purposeful empowerment that sparks transformational change.

Life Coaching develops trust through the journey inward.

AwakenA masterful Life Coach helps you to listen and receive information from deep within and to trust and then act on that information.

Life Coaching requires a journey inward. This encourages a sense of rigorously honest confidence and authenticity that is rooted in trusting and believing in you.

For this journey inward, a masterful Life Coach will use a portfolio of artful coaching tools and techniques such as meditation, visualization, mantras, affirmations, the development of mindfulness, music, sounds and frequencies, colors, prayer, breathing techniques, empathy development, storytelling, signs and symbols, body awareness, dreams, archetypes, developing creativity and much more to awaken the mind.

These tools and techniques essentially help to de-clutter, calm and quiet the mind so that you can tune out all the distracting noise and nonsense and tune into your own essential truth that is available and accessible in each and every moment. This inner truth offers the humbling opportunity to guide your life in more purposeful, meaningful and joyous directions.

That inner voice cannot possibly thrive and be heard in an internal environment that is cruel, shaming, judgmental, criticizing, rigid, prescribed or hateful. A masterful Life Coach helps you to create an internal culture of kindness, respect, compassion, acceptance and love.

Life Coaching develops courage through the journey forward.


A masterful Life Coach helps you find the courage to act on the information and guidance you have found within yourself. After the journey inward, you begin the journey forward.

A masterful Life Coach helps you find meaningful ways to express your full potential, to manifest health and happiness and to positively serve the people and the world around you. This courage builds positive momentum, forward moving action, excitement, energy and wild enthusiasm. Thoughts, words and actions are intentionally aligned with your innate truth and wisdom.

Courage means to 'dare greatly.'

The word courage comes from the old French word 'cour' meaning heart. The original translation of the word courage means 'to tell the story of your heart.'

A Life Coach helps you to tell the story of your heart with abandon and obedience and without an ounce of timidity.

The urban dictionary describes courage as the 'ability to do something that frightens one.' A masterful Life Coach helps you to move out of comfort zones, dare greatly, move through the FUDs (Fears, Uncertainties and Doubts), blast through sabotaging blocks, pulverize procrastination and discover the courage needed to make positive and meaningful changes in your life.

For this journey forward a masterful Life Coach uses a wide range of contemporary, effective tools and techniques that help you take that first step and begin, focus, clarify, prioritize, organize, strategize, shift perspectives, set, reach and surpass clear and achievable goals, create coherent plans of action, find energy, motivation and inspiration, have a clear check-in structure, build in accountability, gather appropriate resources, find meaning and balance in your choices, develop a positive attitude and much more.

These practical tools and techniques essentially help you express, manifest, create and apply your skills, talents, knowledge and wisdom in everyday life.

If you want to take the sacred journey INWARD and then move energetically FORWARD with power, passion, purpose and a plan, get a LIFE COACH!

Sacred Journey

Laura BarnesAbout the Author, Laura Barnes

Master Life Coach

CEO, Your Potential Power, LLC


Laura Barnes earned her Certificate of Excellence in Life Coaching from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2008. Before establishing her own life coaching business, Your Potential Power, LLC, she was a professional teacher and trainer in England, Malaysia and the U.S. for 15 years. She made the subtle and powerful shift to life coaching in 2008 because she was always attracted to the life changing, pivotal, howl-with-joy moments that come with coaching. Laura’s professional experience across the world means she holds a deep appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures, backgrounds and learning styles. The five years she spent in southeast Asia has particularly influenced her philosophy, with a practical working knowledge of what it looks like and feels like to be happy and healthy. Laura Barnes personally helped train and support hundreds of people in becoming great Life Coaches as one of the most highly-rated instructor for the On-line Life Coaching Certificate of Excellence.

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