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“Life pulls us in so many directions all at the same time making balance a challenge to find. Money, career, health; is there more? Perhaps relationship is core! Creative, curiosity most certain to encore; fun and development and so much more. So dance in the moment, create and explore then detach from the outcome! Let go and adore! That beauty of miracle beyond belief that comes through that core you stretched out of before; and into the NOW you find yourself changed, moment by moment somehow arranged. Do not fear change, embrace it full-on! Embody transformation! Let go! Re-define! Stretch yourself beyond what you know! See what you find! Balance is restored, for it’s a state of mind!” – Melody Taylor-Fliege

The wheel of life is a coaching tool used to help find what areas of your life to focus on in order to bring more balance.

What methods have you used to help you balance through your life changes?

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People are always asking me, “What exactly is coaching?”. The web is full of explanations of similar and purely textual information.  I know that there are people who are overwhelmed with this mass of information and so I thought I would provide visually oriented people with a more illustrative explanation.

I came up with the idea of creating a cartoon about the responses of a therapist, mentor and life coach to the question of how to ride a bike.  I hope you enjoy my cartoon!

Life Coaching cartoon visually demonstrating the difference between life coaching, therapy and mentoring. 

Background Information

I originally came up with the cartoon idea during the time I did my coaching certification process.  I participated in a “Client Game” where there was a suggestion of introducing yourself as a life coach through a joke explaining coaching from a lighter side.  This joke idea stuck with as a great way of adding laughter to my website and an alternative explanation of what coaching is.

I conceptualized the comic strip format, Michael Reyman created the final draft of the caricatures, and my web designer Björn Kahlert helped me add the words and the fine tuning for my website.