Christopher Heap
Life Coach
Serving Guelph, Ontario, and beyond (In-Person and Online Sessions Available)

    The Coaching Process


Life Coaching in a Nutshell


Coaching is a partnership designed to empower your growth and potential. It's not just about setting goals; it's about crafting a vision for your life and then breaking that vision down into actionable steps. Rooted in the present moment but with an eye on the future, the purpose of life coaching is to guide you from your current state to a more fulfilling and purposeful life. 

How it Works:

Through focused sessions, exercises, and regular check-ins, your life coach helps you: 

Clarify Your Objectives: Understand what you truly want in various aspects of your life.
Identify Obstacles: Recognize the barriers, both internal and external, that are holding you back.
Develop Strategies: Create a tailored action plan to overcome challenges and achieve your goal  
Boost Self-Confidence: Build the self-assurance you need to take calculated risks and step out of your comfort zone.
Enhance Accountability: Keep you on track by regularly reviewing your progress and adjusting your action plan as needed.
Foster Personal Growth: Encourage continuous learning and self-improvement to ensure long-term success.  


By focusing on your unique strengths and opportunities, life coaching offers a personalized roadmap to a more successful, fulfilling life.

Decide What You Want to Change

  • Lack of confidence.
  • Feeling "stuck"
  • Fear / fear of failure.
  • Overwhelm.
  • Unhelpful habits.
  • Boundary issues.
  • Imposter syndrome.
  • Workplace dynamics.
  • Interpersonal conflict.
  • Lack of direction.
  • Lack of focus.
  • Time management.
  • Difficult transitions.
  • Family obligations.
  • Limiting self-beliefs.
  • Stress or anxiety.

Engage in the Coaching Process

  • Initial consultation.
  • Goal setting.
  • Strategizing.
  • Finding opportunities.
  • Action steps.
  • Reflection / Adjustments.
  • Achievements and growth.

Achieve Results

  • Increased clarity.
  • Empowerment.
  • Increased self-confidence.
  • Better work-life balance.
  • More "me" time.
  • Clear priorities.
  • Personal growth.
  • Greater sense of control.
  • Direction.
  • Motivation.
  • Good habits.
  • Enhanced communication.
  • Improved wellbeing.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Better boundaries.

Initial Consultation

What are you hoping for from our work together? In our initial session we'll sit down to identify your unique needs and aspirations. I'll try to get as much information as I can about what you want, what your priorities are, and what is blocking you from moving forward. I'll answer any questions you may have. This initial connection lays the foundation for a customized coaching plan, tailored to guide you towards your fullest potential.


We will take a close look at your core values, perceived strengths, and areas where you'd like to see growth. Doing so will enable us to tailor strategies geared toward your unique aspirations and needs. This focused approach ensures that your energy is directed towards what truly matters to you. Living for what matters most changes everything.

Goal Setting

Together we will set clear goals based on where you are now and where you would like to see yourself in the future.


We will decide the best strategies and actions for achieving your goals, including breaking them down into manageable steps or tasks, if necessary. Recognizing opportunities and obstacles in advance, we strategize to make your upcoming journey smoother and more aligned with your inner beliefs. It's about empowerment, clarity, and working together to navigate your life with confidence and fulfillment.

Action & Accountability

Most clients attend weekly or bi-weekly sessions to ensure accountability. In these sessions clients will be asked to reflect on their progress and discuss their "homework" (if assigned). They will receive support, encouragement, and new tools and strategies.


Celebrate your achieved goals and reflect on your journey.  Continued support and check-ins are available as needed to maintain progress and provide additional growth opportunities.