Life Coaching

Life Coaching

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman

What is Life Coaching?

The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

Coaching helps you to look at the big picture of your life so that, if appropriate, you can adjust the path you are on. Coaching encourages deep reflection about yourself and your life in order to increase insight and awareness. It is about using this new understanding to make clear and new choices. Finally, it is about committing to taking action in order to create real and lasting change toward greater meaning, happiness, and fulfilment.

Why is life coaching right for you?

• You’re just going through the motions. You want to feel engaged again.

• You’re tired of feeling like you’re just coping. You want to thrive.

• Life feels out of control. You desire balance.

• Things are OK but you feel like something is missing. You want to tap into your passion.

• You wonder about the meaning of your life. You want to feel certainty.

• You have a vision but are having trouble fulfilling it. You want to achieve your dreams.

• You are bothered by fear and self-doubt. You want to learn to feel confident.

If you identify with any of these, I can help you. We’ll work together on making meaningful and long-lasting changes, so you can start living the life you have always envisioned. 

The Process - How coaching works


We’ll start with a phone or online conversation to discuss your needs and determine if life coaching is a good fit for you. There is no fee or future obligation for this conversation.


The “Discovery Session” – This is an in-depth session, which typically takes place over Zoom. In this session we will discuss a number of topics, covering where you are in various parts of your life, and what you wish to achieve in life coaching. 


Coaching – I recommend a commitment of eight to ten 60-minute sessions as the beginning phase of coaching. Why this commitment? It takes time to experience the benefits of coaching outside of our sessions. This is your chance to confirm to yourself that you are prepared to see this change through.

It is typical to initially have meetings weekly. However, if circumstances don’t allow for this, they can be less frequent. It is also typical for the frequency of meetings to decrease over time as you learn to better coach yourself. And that is my goal with every patient: at the end of our sessions, I want you to be your own coach.

Coaching can take place in person, by phone, or by video call (e.g. Zoom or FaceTime).

Dr. Erlich’s impact of my life has been profound. Through deliberate focus on understanding my approach to life situations at home and at work, I have begun to grasp how I can positively impact all situations with patience, compassion and positivity. I have also learned much about life balance in a high stress job, and how to pull myself from tragedy and move forward. I value the time we share together, and highly recommend Dr. Erlich to everyone.
Dr. F.
Dr. Erlich is an amazing coach, because not only does he listen and guide, but if you listen carefully, you can pick up his subliminal nudging, which is so fruitful and engaging, and gives you an extra avenue in your communication. The information he shares, the exercises and the insights are really helpful and effective, and makes you think for yourself. This kind of coaching fosters your own ideas, which makes for stronger long term results, where helpful tools are incorporated in your everyday communication.
Barbara J.​
Plastic Surgeon

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