What is Vitality Coaching?
Imagine achieving your life and work goals while catalyzing your energy and overall health. I have 22 years of experience supporting clients in creating sustainable, measurable, and lasting change.
- High level strategic thinking
- Aspirational yet attainable goals
- Executive presence
- Increased confidence
- Growth mindset
- Entrepreneurial savvy
- And self-care practices that support overall success
My clients build extraordinary lives invigorated with vibrance and mastery. Together we’ll clarify your definition of success, craft a customized support structure, identify milestones and barriers, and revitalize your life.
I’m based in the San Francisco Bay Area and I work with clients nationwide and throughout the world.
Complimentary 2-Hour Discovery Session includes:
- Pre-session questionnaire that explores what you are working towards in your life
- 30-minute Vitality Coaching sample session
- Learn more about my coaching philosophy, credentials, and background
- Coaching package specifics
“My work with Laura Geduldig was influential in my film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.”
– Yoav Potash, Filmmaker, Writer, and Social Justice Advocate
“Working with Laura was one of the best decisions my husband and I ever made. She literally changed everything in our lives.”
– Susie Lubell, Artist and Ketubah Designer
Tsur Hadassah Israel
“With the support of Laura Geduldig, I am living an intentional life I only imagined in my dreams.”
– Donna Uchida, C-Suite Strategist, The Skyhill Group
Frequently Asked Questions
Laura will help you:
- Transform your dreams into attainable, actionable, measurable goals
- Enhance your personal health and wellness
- Follow through with your commitments
- Make decisions that support your life and professional goals
- Discover and explore your gifts and talents
- Tap into your creativity and resourcefulness
- Recognize and let go of limiting beliefs
- Decrease stressors in your life and work
- Increase self-confidence and resilience
Her signature: Life Goals + Wellness = Vitality
- Laura holds the Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF), the highest level credential awarded in the coaching field
- Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) certification from The Co-Active Training Institute
- Over 22 years of experience as a Certified International Mentor Coach
- Incorporates wellness as a component of life success
- Lead teacher for the Creating a Life Worth Living program
- Taught coach training continuing education at JFK University
- Hundreds of success stories from clients
Master Certified Coach is the highest level credential awarded by the International Coach Federation. Only 4% of all coaches hold this prestigious credential. The requirements are as follows:
- 200 hours of coach specific training
- 2,500 hours of client coaching experience
- 10 hours working with a MCC mentor coach
- 3 letters of recommendation from MCC level coaches
- 3-part exam which includes a taped coaching session, a written exam, and a live oral exam
- 40 hours of continuing education every 3 years for credential renewal
Answer the following questions to see if Vitality Coaching is right for you:
- Are you willing to make changes in your life?
- Are you ready to focus on your life goals and wellness in service of taking your life to the next level?
- Are you prepared to set challenging (yet attainable) goals and then work towards them?
- Are you enthusiastic about making progress and letting go of whatever is holding you back?
- Do you feel collaboration, accountability, and new perspectives will help you become unstuck?
Vitality Coaching works by you, the client, committing to the following process:
What is Vitality Coaching?
Life Goals + Wellness = Vitality. Your Vitality Equation is your highest life goals supported by your wellness practices to create increased levels of vitality.
Example of a Vitality Equation:
Write my memoir (Life Goal) + Do yoga and meditation 3x/week (Wellness) = I am energized and motivated from my yoga/meditation routine, which helps me focus on my book at least 2 hours a day. (Vitality)
Taking the time to deeply explore the questions, “What do I want to accomplish in this next stage of my life?” and “What does that look like?” In addition, we ask “Which wellness practices would best support my physical and emotional health to empower my larger life goals?” Laura will guide you in the process of looking at the big picture of what’s most important to you at this stage of your life.
With each coaching session you will create personal homework directly related to what you are working on in your life. This homework will help you move forward towards your goals and is:
- Targeted to your specific life situation
- Challenging enough to keep you engaged
- Attainable (not too challenging) so that you are able to follow through and complete the task at hand
This element is what ensures that your “follow through” actually happens. During the coaching session you commit to specific homework that will help move you closer to your goals. The following week Laura will ask questions such as: “Did you do your homework?” “What worked; what didn’t?” Or, if you weren’t able to complete your homework: “What got in your way?” Knowing that a seasoned professional coach is going to engage with you on whether (or not) you followed through is the catalyst that most people need to actually do those things they’ve been meaning to do.
Answer provided by the International Coaching Federation:Professional Coaching is a distinct service that focuses on an individual’s life as it relates to goal setting, outcome creation, and personal change management. In an effort to understand what a Coach is, it can be helpful to distinguish Coaching from other professions that provide personal or organizational support.
Coaching can be distinguished from therapy in a number of ways. First, Coaching is a profession that supports personal and professional growth and development based on individual-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is forward moving and future-focused.
Therapy, on the other hand, deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or a relationship between two or more individuals. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past which hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning and dealing with present life and work circumstances in more emotionally healthy ways. Therapy outcomes often include improved emotional/feeling states. While positive emotion/feelings may be a natural outcome of Coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphasis in a Coaching relationship is on action, accountability, and follow-through.
Consultants may be retained by individuals or organizations for the purpose of accessing specialized expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, there is often an assumption that the consultant diagnoses problems and prescribes and sometimes implements solutions. In general, the assumption with Coaching is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the Coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
Mentoring, which can be thought of as guiding from one’s own experience or sharing of experience in a specific area of industry or career development, is sometimes confused with Coaching. Although some Coaches provide mentoring as part of their Coaching, Coaches are not typically mentors to those they Coach.
Training programs are based on the acquisition of certain learning objectives as set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the Coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached with guidance provided by the Coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path, which coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum plan.
Though sports metaphors are often used, professional Coaching is different from the traditional sports coach. The athletic coach is often seen as an expert who guides and directs the behavior of individuals or teams based on his or her greater experience and knowledge. Professional Coaches possess these qualities, but it is the experience and knowledge of the individual or team that determines the direction. Additionally, Professional Coaching, unlike athletic development, does not focus on behaviors that are being executed poorly or incorrectly. Instead, the focus is on identifying opportunity for development based on individual strengths and capabilities.