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8. Alex Cook Health
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Hey there, Let us talk about losing that toxic fat in your midsection while still living a life that you love...and oh yeah, feeling like your old self again.... or maybe you've never felt that great to begin with? I get it, life happens. Before you know it years have gone by and you've tried every diet and exercise plan in the book. Had some progress but gained more weight. It's a vicious cycle isn't it? But it isn't ALL your fault. You've tried right? but the information is confusing and overwhelming and you haven't REALLY learned anything that will help you long term...You've mostly been told by your trainer to "lift this and that for this long and this many times". You know that much but why isn't it sticking? Lets discuss... My name is Alex Cook and for the last 10 years I have helped hundreds of people make meaningful change in their life through mindset practice as well as diet and exercise. My coaching is not geared toward the weekend warrior looking to drop a few pounds but rather the person who is willing for true change and transformation in their life, health and fitness. In working together you can expect to: -Have a better understanding of who you are and how to make real change in your life! - Clarity on how to navigate through whatever obstacles life presents you. -Develop a way of eating that is sustainable for you and your goals, the last diet you will ever need! -How to eat to reach your goals, personal preference and unique physiology! -Understand the truth to the biggest myth in the wellness industry that calories in vs calories out are all that matter. -Learn how to utilize the 4 different eating habits all people have and don't know it. -Exercise in a way that will yield you the results you want without spending 60-90 minutes in the gym everyday. - Accountability to help you towards your success and support in achieving your goals long term! - Use of my custom made app where you can access individualized workouts and coaching specific to your goal for 24/7 support! And of course much more. I have worked with people from all walks of life from business owners, corporate executives, CEO's, Emmy nominated producers and TV show hosts to stay at home mothers, fathers, you name it. One thing they all have in common is they all have a busy life and a lot on their plate. Making things convenient, doable and sustainable is the foundation for success. True change takes a lot of work and my coaching is definitely NOT for someone who isn't willing to put in the effort. At the same time I believe putting in the effort doesn't mean it has to be hard. I'm here to help navigate you through the process and make sure you are making progress each step of the way, because lets be realistic here; if it was a workout plan and a diet you were looking for then you could Google your way to that information. In creating real change in life the quickest most efficient way is to work with someone who can help you make progress. Common Misconceptions on Losing Body Fat: MYTH: If I just had someone to push me in person 3x a week I'd see the progress I want and lose body fat. TRUTH: You may have heard that you can't outwork a bad diet and that is true. What is also true is that you don't need a trainer or coach standing next to you barking orders. You simply need accountability and a plan for success. The truth is there are 168 hours in a week and working out intensely with a trainer for 3 or 4 hours a week will NOT get you the body you want. It is true that exercise is a piece of the puzzle but your fat loss driver is going to be diet and your ability to manage your stress, hormones and lifestyle. MYTH: If I eat less and exercise more I will lose the weight I want. TRUTH: While that may work in the short term it will NOT work long term. Most dieters take this approach and it also why 96% of diets fail and 66% gain all the weight back. Your metabolism will compensate for the huge caloric gap that is produced. For example if you consume 1200 calories but are burning 2200 calories you are in a deficit of 1000 calories. Sounds good right? until your metabolism gets stressed and compensates in the form of bad sleep, unpredictable energy crashes, increased hunger and food cravings and moodiness (hangry?). Try staying on a diet with all that, good luck. Balancing your metabolic hormones while being in an effortless caloric reduction is key to sustainable long term results that you are after. I get it, it is NOT easy to navigate all the information out there and it can be very frustrating not getting the results you want. To get a new result you have to be willing to do something different. Nothing new happens in the familiar habits and routine. You may seek out what you THINK is going to help you and what you think is going to get you over the hump. For a better future you must be willing to step into something different and that often means something unfamiliar and new.... My coaching is for you if: -You are open minded and ready to do some self exploration -You are coachable: You are willing to work and take direction and guidance. -You are highly motivated and willing to take immediate action! - You are looking to develop a lifestyle that will give you the life you want. - You understand the importance of personal development in changing your habits. - You are looking for hands on custom made coaching and accountability. -You are NOT looking for a quick fix and then instant relapse after working together. -You have tried on your own, and you have tried with other coaches but have always regressed to your old habits. I am happy you have taken the time to read this far and I would be even happier to help you navigate this next part of your journey. I look forward to connecting with you soon. -Alex CookSee more


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What is a life coach?

A professional, accredited life coach works with people to help them make important changes in their life, either growing in their profession or changing gears in their personal lives. They help clients turn their dreams or wishes into realistic, attainable goals. They guide people through the process of making life changes by helping them evaluate the steps they must take to reach a particular goal, then help them decide how — and whether — to take those steps in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. A life coach acts as a motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from your past — they’re focused on helping you move forward with new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goals. Some people specialize in particular types of life coaching, including life balancing coaches, small business coaches, executive coaches and personal finance coaches. Some meet clients in person, while others hold consultations over the phone.

Regardless of which type of life coach you’re interested in, make sure the person holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. There are three tiers of credentials: Associate, Professional and Master, which require coaching experience ranging from 100 hours to 2,500 hours.

What is a career coach?

If you’re interested in furthering your career and want expert help, a career coach is a smart solution. A career coach is a professional you hire to guide you during a job search or a career transition, or to help you improve and advance in your current position. A career coach analyzes your work situation and learns what your professional goals are. They then create a strategy to help you achieve your targets. Throughout the process they should provide objective feedback and guide you in approaching the process strategically. Here are some of the tools and tasks a career coach may assist you with:

  • Helping you build a strong resume that reflects your work history, potential, and skills
  • Coaching for interviews and strategies for solid answers built around your resume and the target job
  • Defining your career goals
  • Creating a plan for job searching
  • Improving networking strategies and skills
  • Developing strategies for negotiating raises or promotions
  • Assessing why you’re not getting where you want to go
  • Identifying new positions or career opportunities that fit your skills

What is a career counselor?

If you’re feeling lost in your career path, overwhelmed, in need of a job but confused as where to start, or ready for change but uncertain what you want, a career counselor is a good choice for you. A career counselor is typically a licensed professional who has earned a master’s degree in counseling — likely with an emphasis on career counseling. Each state has different licensing requirements for career counselors, so be sure to research before reaching out to a pro.

Due to their academic backgrounds, career counselors often have a more holistic and in-depth approach than a career coach. Career coaches are not regulated by states and also tend to be more business-focused — a good fit for those who know what they want but need help achieving it. On the other hand, a career counselor provides guidance and clarity around some of the more emotional aspects that job hunting and career movement entail. Career counselors meet with you in a series of one-on-one sessions. They assess your personality and learn what drives you. They get a detailed understanding of your work history and your hopes, and often work to help you discover any internal blocks preventing you from going where you want to go. Hiring a career counselor is appropriate at any time in your career, from recent graduate to executive-level management.

How much does it cost to hire a career coach?

When it’s time to take your career to the next level, it’s time to hire a career coach. The cost to have a career coach help you with your professional journey will vary based on how many sessions you require, the level of coaching you desire, and the rates of the coach as determined by their experience, expertise, education and training. On average, career coaching sessions can range from 60 to 120 minutes, depending on the professional and what your needs are. Career coaches in smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living will also typically have lower rates than those residing in large metro areas like New York, although most do offer remote coaching. Many coaches also offer a free introductory consultation, which gives you the opportunity to determine if their personality and coaching style are the right fit. It’s helpful to ask the coach about their relevant experience and get references from former clients. Depending on the professional, session rates could range anywhere from under $60 to well over $250 per session. Package discounts are a good way to commit to the relationship as well as get savings on services.

How much does it cost to hire a career coach?

A career coach provides one-on-one sessions to help you reach your career goals or overcome any challenges you’re having in your career path. The cost to have career coaching can vary based on factors such as the number of sessions you purchase at one time and the experience and rates of your counselor. Career counselors are typically professionals who have earned at least a master’s degree in their field. Based on their academic background, supplemental certifications they have received, and any postdoctoral work they have done, their rates may vary. Typically career counselors offer reduced rates when you sign on for their services on an ongoing basis. A typical price range for career counseling services (nationally) could be $75-$150 per session. Remember to always ask if the career counselor offers a complimentary introductory session. You want to make sure the relationship will be the right personality and counseling style fit to help launch your confidence and upcoming career changes.

Why get a life coach?

People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

How much does a life coach cost?

A life coach helps clients set and reach professional and personal goals, develop positive habits, and deal with stress. Some people meet with a life coach once or twice, while others form an ongoing professional relationship, meeting regularly in person or on the phone. The average national cost to meet with a life coach ranges from $80 to $130 an hour. Some coaches offer per-session pricing, especially for one-time meetings; expect to pay an average of $100-$125. People who want to work with a coach over a period of time to explore life transitions, career growth or lifestyle changes may be able to get discounted pricing in a package. For example, three 60-minute sessions cost an average of $300, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $350, and four 60- to 90-minute sessions plus unlimited contact between sessions cost an average of $400. Some specific types of coaching, such as relationship or marriage coaching, cost more than standard life coaching. For instance, three 60-minute relationship coaching sessions cost an average of $500, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $550, and six 60- to 90-minute sessions cost an average of $650 when purchased as a package. Training and experience can also affect the cost of hiring a life coach. An Associate Certified Coach, who holds a certification that requires only 60 hours of training and 100 hours of coaching experience, will charge less than a Master Certified Coach, who typically has at least 200 hours of training and 2,500 hours of coaching experience.   

Why is career counseling important?

Career counseling can help you discover your career path, help you overcome challenges preventing you from finding happiness in your job, or help you learn more about career opportunities that are available to you. Career counselors are typically counselors who specialize in helping guide people into their best career choices. As professionals, they have typically completed a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career counseling and bring a nuanced understanding of the emotional blocks that prevent someone from doing what they love or getting ahead in their current position. Here are some of the ways that career counseling can help:

  • Identify your skills and talents and how they correlate to different career paths
  • Educate you about the educational requirements for launching in various careers and what earnings can look like
  • Help you understand the kind of environment you want to work in, and which careers are best suited for that
  • See opportunities to transfer your existing skill set to other career areas
  • Help you identify causes of tension or unhappiness in your current career and how to overcome those difficulties
  • Help you create a game plan for moving forward
  • Provide a safe space for you to understand your feelings about career choices you’re making
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