Boston Life Coaching, Boston Life Coaches, Professional Life Coaching
Life Coaching is Helping Persons in Cambridge and Boston Improve their Lives and Relationships
Call us to schedule: 617-395-5806
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: problems with your job, financial worries, troubled relationships, and other personal and professional issues (we all have them) in your everyday life. 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 be the first thing you would do?
This is called "The Miracle Question" and it's often used to help persons, persons probably a lot like you, determine what they want in their lives to change, and to decide how they really want to live.
For some of us, we can get so mired in the day-to-day, so worn down by what’s 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, and your answers to the questions above, seem impossible? If so, you're not alone. In fact, many people feel this way when they ask themselves these types of questions. However, what we, the Life Coaches at Thrive Boston, have found is that when you begin to identify the core of specific problems in your life and start making even moderate steps in the right direction, change can be more within reach, and change can happen faster, than you ever thought possible.
Thrive Boston life coaches are experts at helping you identify what you want, setting goals for achieving what you want, and then walking with you as you labor to reach those goals. It sounds simple, and from 20,000 feet it is. Of course, when you get down into it, when you hit upon the roadblocks of change—emotional, social, financial, etc.—the road is clear, but it’s 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 truly 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:
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.
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
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
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
Warning: Life Coach Seekers Be Careful
You might already know that 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, please be aware that the designation of “coach” alone means very little. There is no recognized professional licensure for life coaches. You need to be careful because this means that ANYONE can call himself or herself 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 literally hundreds of individuals every year. In addition, our coaches are also fully licensed mental health professionals, many with Doctoral-level degrees, and have passed through the rigorous screening and hiring process of at Thrive Boston.
Life Coaching is Growth Focused
It is said that counseling can take a person from a point of pain, to a place of healing (say, from -5 to a neutral point of 0), and that life coaching brings persons from a place of neutral, to a place of life success and fulfillment (say, from 0 to +10)!
The truth is that our life experiences aren’t summarized well by a 0 to 10 scale. We can find success in one part of our lives, reaching between an 8 or 10, and be a 0 in another. One of the major challenges in life is finding a healthy balance in all areas of our lives at the same time. For example, learning how one can improve her career without neglecting another parts of her life—say, her 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’re not ranking all 10s, don’t worry. Few of us can keep each area a 10 for long. Part of the reason is that as soon as we reach a “10”, our perspective changes, and that 10 we just achieved immediately get 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 once wrote, in talking about the potential for personal growth, that there is no limit to man’s potential for personal growth and achievement. There is always more to be done. Specifically, he penned the quote, "Man [and woman] always dies before he is fully born." This sounds negative but it is actually a very positive thought...we never reach our maximum potential, because we 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, at Thrive Boston Life Coaching we have extended hours (until 9pm every weekday, and weekend appointments) and what we call a “No Waiting List” policy. The way we see it, if you’re 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 to schedule at: 617-395-5806
Dr. Anthony Centore
and the team at Thrive Boston Counseling