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Life Coaching is Helping Persons in Cambridge and Boston Improve their Lives and Relationships

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Introduction to Life Coaching

What if you woke up tomorrow morning and, while you were sleeping, a miracle had occurred? What if, overnight, the problems that have been bothering you with your job, finances, relationships, and other personal and professional issues (we all have them) were gone. What if everything was fixed? Take a few second and think about it...

  • Where would you be when you woke up?
  • How would you feel?
  • What would your life be like?
  • What would you do first?

This is called "The Miracle Question" and it is often used to help people, just like you, determine what they want in their lives to change and decide how they really want to live.

For some of us, we get so mired in the day-to-day, so worn down by what is in front of us that we lose sight of what we really want. When this happens, the chance of actually reaching a better (more fulfilling) life decreases from “very possible, and likely” to “fat chance.”

Setting Goals for Happiness, and Achieving Them

Does the miracle question seem impossible? If so, you are not alone. Many people feel overwhelmed when they ask themselves what they really want out of life. The life coaches at Thrive Boston understand. We have found that when people begin to identify the core of specific problems in their lives and start making moderate steps in the right direction, change is within reach and can happen faster than people ever thought possible.

Thrive Boston life coaches are experts at helping their clients identify what they want, setting goals for achieving it, and then walking with them toward reach those goals.

This process sounds simple, and from 20,000 feet, it is. Of course, when people are in the midst of this process, they hit upon the roadblocks of change—possibly emotional, social, financial obstacles—the road is clear, but it is not always easy.

That’s why every life coach at Thrive Boston is also a fully licensed mental health professional (professional counselor or psychologist). We believe it takes this level of expertise and training to help clients reach their maximum potential.

Thrive Boston Life Coaching - Professional Endorsements

Life Coaching Professionals at Thrive Boston have been featured in numerous professional and popular national publications. These include:

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In addition, our life coaching team is well respected by other leaders in the field. Below is a sample of the many professional endorsements that have been made by professionals around the country.

Ryan Neace Speaking of Thrive, I truly believe it embodies the highest ethical standards, the most sound and time-tested life coaching practices, and, perhaps most importantly, a natural, warm disposition with clients as the primary focus. As a therapist, I'd feel more than comfortable using Thrive for the life coaching needs of myself or my family.

Ryan Neace, M.A., LPC, St. Louis, MO


Jory Fischer The dramatic success of Thrive is a tribute to its ardent commitment to excellence and to making a difference in people's lives. Founder and Director Dr. Anthony Centore and his staff of experienced clinicians offer a powerful combination of integrity, knowledge, and expertise. I wholeheartedly recommend Thrive to anybody seeking life coaching from caring, dedicated professionals.

Jory H. Fisher, J.D., Bel Air, MD


David Jenkins With qualified professionals from a variety of disciplines, Thrive uniquely offers high-quality client services covering a wide range of areas from achieving peak performance to overcoming personal and life challenges. I hope your experience with Thrive will be meaningful and productive!

David E. Jenkins, Psy.D., Bedford, VA


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Warning: Life Coach Seekers Be Careful

A lot of people today are calling themselves a life coach, personal coach, relationship coach, success coach, or any number of variations on the term "coach." While there are many very good coaches in Boston and Cambridge, be aware that the designation, “coach” means very little. There is no recognized, professional licensure for life coaches. Anyone can call themself a life coach.

Finding a coach is not hard. However, finding the right professional coach—someone who can help you set and reach your personal goals—that is another matter altogether.

Thrive Boston life coaches help hundreds of individuals every year. In addition, our coaches are also fully licensed mental health professionals, many have doctoral-level degrees, and all have passed through the rigorous screening and hiring process of Thrive Boston.

Life Coaching is Growth Focused

It is said that counseling can take people from a point of pain to a place of healing (for example, from -5 to a neutral 0), but life coaching brings people from a place of neutral to a place of success and fulfillment (from 0 to +10)!

The truth is that life experiences are not summarized well by a 0 to 10 scale. People often find success in one part of their lives, reaching between an 8 or 10, while they simultaneous experience a 0 in a different part of their lives. One of the major challenges in life is finding a healthy balance in all areas at the same time. For example, many people want to improve their careers without neglecting other parts of their lives such as their marriage or physical health.

Below is a simple diagram for measuring life satisfaction. The inner ring for each section is 1, the outermost ring is 10. Where are you in each of these areas? Which sections are most important for you to improve?

If you are not ranking all 10s, do not worry. It is difficult to keep each area a 10 for long. Part of the reason is that as soon as people reach a 10, their perspective changes. The 10 they just achieved immediately gets downgraded to an 8—there is always something more to be done. Truth be told, part of the life coaching process is learning (and experiencing) this first hand.

The famous psychologist Erich Fromm frequently wrote about people’s potential for personal growth and how there is no limit to people’s potential for achievement. There is always more to be done. From said, "Man [and woman] always dies before he is fully born." This may seem negative at first but it is a very positive thought. People never reach their maximum potential, because they can always improve.

Your First Life Coaching Session: Within 24 Hours

While other practices around Cambridge and Boston MA have limited hours and waiting lists weeks (or month’s) long, Thrive Boston’s life coaches have extended hours (until 9pm every weekday, and weekend appointments) and a “No Waiting List” policy. The way we see it, if you are ready to begin working with a professional life coach, the least we can do is help you to schedule your first session ASAP.

Call us at 617-395-5806 to schedule your first appointment.