What is Positive Life Coaching?

“My goal is to help my clients make healthy choices, live powerfully, and ultimately become their own best coach.”

~Melissa Schnapp

Positive Life Coaching is an effective individualized process that creates awareness of the negative patterns of thought and behaviors that prevent you from being your best. It will provide you with tools to create powerful personal growth.

Life Coaching differs from therapy in that the focus is on the future and action rather than an emphasis on the past. A coach is a thought partner and there is equality in the relationship between the coach and the client.

Benefits of Positive Life Coaching

  • Develop a more optimistic mindset
  • Become less reactive, gain a sense of control and reduce anxiety
  • Learn to value yourself, trust yourself and develop self-compassion
  • Improve communication skills and enjoy healthier relationships
  • Become more organized, maintain focus, and learn better time management
  • Experience more confidence, effectiveness and joy

How Does it Work?

Positive Life Coaching is typically done in ½ hr. weekly sessions by telephone. Goals are identified through assessments and skilled questioning and then broken down into small practical, measurable steps. Together an action plan is developed using your strengths to help you move consistently toward your desired outcome. Reinforcement and support is available through email between sessions.

Why LifeStep Positive Life Coaching?

Research has demonstrated that a number of Positive Psychology practices and intentional activities can effectively raise our level of happiness. The benefits are significant and widespread and extend far beyond just feeling good. Healthy minded people have closer relationships, are more creative and productive and live more meaningful lives.

What Determines Happiness?

50% genetics, 10% life circumstances – and 40% intentional activities!

Source: Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside

“Well-being is a skill. By conceptualizing well-being as a skill, we appeal to modern insights from neuroscience where the study of neuroplasticity has informed us that the mind and brain are highly changeable and that the brain is constantly being shaped by experience and training.”

Richard J. Davidson
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry University of Wisconsin-Madison