Personal life coaching embraces your whole life and aims to bring fulfillment, balance and success to all areas of it. Life coaching looks at our values, priorities and purpose and how these can serve to build and inspire meaningful actions and powerful change to created long-term success and the achievement of ones goals.

“Success is not a goal. It’s a choice” – Sharon Pearson

Areas of Personal Life Coaching

The client may bring different topics to focus on each personal coaching session, picking what is the most relevant and urgent in their life at that time. Although topics may vary, the personal life coach keeps the overall goals and vision in mind at all times, making sure actions and choices are aligned with the bigger picture.

Some common personal life coaching topics are:

  • Goal setting and life purpose
  • Personal growth, self awareness and mindfulness
  • Change management – creating change and transitioning through it
  • Confidence
  • Fulfillment and happiness
  • Career development, performance, time management and efficiency
  • Personal and professional leadership
  • Work-life balance
  • Creating stronger and more fulfilling relationships and connections
  • Health and wellness
  • Overall life balance
  • Stress management

What is Personal Coaching?

One important role of a life coach is to help you reach your goals faster than you would have on your own. However, it is also important that during that transition, you are moving towards those goals in a way that is authentic, valuable, thrilling and fulfilling. And, in a manner that will create long lasting positive change. Your personal coach will ask questions, encourage and challenge you to reach for what you truly want to create for yourself.

Life coaching is an empowering process, which puts the client in the driver seat of their life. The process of life coaching is a process that is co-designed by both parties. The personal coach will evoke insight and contemplation by asking thought provoking and powerful questions to help you look at things from different perspective. The coach will listen, provide input and suggestions, as well as challenge, support and encourage the client throughout the process but ultimately the client is empowered to take charge of the journey and their actions. Which leads us to accountability. Accountability is an essential element in Co-Active coaching; it’s the follow up on agreed upon actions to help keep the coachee accountable and ‘in action’ towards their defined steps and goals.

Benefits of Personal Life Coaching

Personal life coaching can make the difference of living an okay life to living an extraordinary life! A personal coach can help you with:

  • Clearly identifying goals and priorities
  • Achieving goals faster than otherwise possible
  • Improved overall life balance
  • Increased efficiency and powerful leadership of your life
  • Better time management
  • Greater awareness around choice and impact of actions
  • Clarified values
  • Renewed life purpose
  • Decreased stress
  • Clarity around career development
  • Improved confidence
  • Personal growth and insight
  • Improved relationships
  • New perspectives, behaviors and habits
  • Providing a source of support, empowerment, encouragement, motivation and accountability

Ideal personal coaching candidates share a common trait in that they want some sort of change in their lives. Life coaching helps break up big goals into manageable and exciting steps. However, there is still a great bit of courage and energy needed to make the coaching really work for you. Like with anything important it’s often times not easy and requires effort, persistence and patience. However, the reward of living an authentic, rewarding and deeply fulfilling life, is priceless.

Getting started

AiM’s coaching structure offer different options to fit the schedule, needs and circumstances of all parties involved.

Session Structure

Coaching is a process of change and growth, and although progress can at times be almost instantaneous, trial and error is expected and normal. It takes time for new behaviors, habits, perspectives, processes and thought patterns to set root and find momentum as well as for action to take place and long-term learning and growth to be established.

Normally, a minimum three months is recommended (but not required), due to the nature of forming new thought patterns, behaviors and the development and integration of new tools and skills. The frequency and duration of sessions are normally 30-75 min and 1-4 times a month.

The sessions take place either over phone, face-to-face (if local to Calgary) or through a video conferencing platform such as Zoom, WhatsApp or Skype.

Sample session

Sample sessions are an initial, complimentary 20-30 min calls to allow a chance for the coach and client to get a sense of whether or not they are the right coach-client match. These calls are also great opportunities to ask questions about how coaching works and if it’s a good fit for the agenda at hand. The coach can give a few examples of how a coaching session might look to give an idea of what to expect from the coaching relationship. You can easily connect with us to set up a complimentary sample session here.

Initial session – the Discovery Session

The first session, once the commitment has been made to move into a coaching relationship, is often called the “discovery session”. The client will be sent some material to go over and send back a few days prior to the session. This session is the kick-start of the relationship. Some of the big points such as some background, expectations, goals of the coaching etc. are covered to get the coach and client on the same page and to serve as the foundation for the coaching relationship moving forward powerfully and efficiently.

Ongoing Coaching Sessions

Between regular sessions, you will be given ‘assignments’ (co-created between the coach and client) to work on. These assignments are a way to integrate new learning, root growth, practice new skills and to successfully move towards your defined goals.


AiM Coaching mainly uses a retainer approach where hours are tracked against packages (3 hrs and up). This way there is no need to check the watch constantly through a session and it allows flow and fluidity. The time can be used as needed, as a quick check in or to have a bigger deep dive. However, we realize that different clients and organizations have different needs and constraints so should you need to time box the sessions or set up a different structure, there is flexibility to do so.

Note that included in all packages is ongoing email support between sessions.

Please contact AiM Coaching for any questions or to receive the list of packages available. Or, use the link below to inquire about a customized quote or to schedule a complimentary sample session.

“Mia is an extremely talented coach who helps me gain clarity in my life. She has supported me though some big and challenging life changes and has made me find my own answers for how to manage my new life in the best way. Not only does life looks a lot clearer and brighter after our sessions but I always feel very energized, ready to take on life with its obstacles. The result of coaching is that I feel good about myself, it helps me overcome my limitations and we work out a path to achieve goals. I also love the playful ways to discover my real desires, fears and feelings. It has been a great way to discover myself.”

– Ulrike – Photographer, Austria/Bali