Why work with a life coach or business coach?
People who seek life coaching and business coaching often feel like their lives are out of balance. For instance you may:
- feel that your career is in full drive but you don’t have the life partner you always wanted
- work hard but don’t feel rewarded by your work
- excel at work & career but struggle to take care of yourself and feel run down
- feel disconnected from your passion and the things that motivate and drive you
- find your relationships are fulfilling but you can't seem to find work that you enjoy
- feel stuck in a pattern and can't seem to break out of it to move in a more fulfilling direction
Most of us seek guidance and "the right" answers when we feel stuck
"If I only had the right answer for what to do, I'd have no problem taking action..." Sound familiar?
When we are stuck, we have it backwards: "answers leads to actions leads to accomplishments"
Let's flip that script: "actions leads to answers leads to accomplishments"
To get "unstuck" you'll need support and motivation to risks and taking action without needing all the answers
Life coaching empowers you to dive into your vision. And to continue taking action through obstacles and setbacks to achieve breakthrough results.
Working with a coach, an inner transformation becomes possible, leading to an external revolution in your life!
(P.S. Here's a great article on the Huffington Post talking about why working with a life coach is a worthy investment.)
The Results of Life Coaching and Business Coaching
David has walked clients through all types of radical life transformations.
- Building a hotel in Tulum
- Becoming a published poet
- Doubling income while working only a third of the time
- Quitting a hated job to pursue her dream job
- Getting that promotion
- Moving to a different city
- Repairing a broken relationship
With one client, it meant quitting the job she hated to finally do what she always wanted. For another, it meant doubling his income working a third of the time. And becoming a published poet. With others, it's meant building a hotel in Tulum, repairing broken relationships, moving out of the city (or to it), or getting a promotion.
David acts as a mirror for you. By asking powerful questions through which you can hear your internal dialogue out loud. You'll realize your own habitual and old thinking patterns. And see that these are keeping you from moving forward on your dreams. With that awareness you'll have freedom to choose new habits, actions, and thoughts that support your goals.
Life coaching offers support in your endeavors to make changes that you choose for yourself. Changes in the way you think about yourself and your possibilities. You'll gain new tools and build your own support structures. This gives you confidence to move forward and claim what you most want to achieve.
Testimonials from David's Clients
I’m enjoying my new life!
To be entirely truthful, "life coaching" always sounded like something far too new age-y or touchy-feely for me. Regardless, at David's suggestion, I gave it a shot. Perhaps it's simply that I'm at the right "moment" in my life, changing careers, changing family situation, etc... Contrary to my pre-coaching impressions, I'm frankly astounded at how enormously beneficial and practically relevant the process has been. I expected something like therapy—a delving into the past in order to address...? But that was an incorrect presumption. Life coaching only tangentially deals with the past to gain a practical sense of who one is. Coaching is mostly about how one moves forward into the future; shedding the external judgements/influences and proceeding with an "eyes-wide-open" approach to how one lives life. The process hasn't always been "easy." It's challenging to see yourself as the source of where you are right now without self-judgement. However, the challenge is worth taking on...and I'm moving forward and accomplishing the things that I want at a rate I wouldn't have thought possible. And enjoying my new life!
I am a happier person.
I started working with David in the new year – didn't seek it out but David and I met and I gave it a try. Coaching allowed me to work on both personal and professional projects. It brought focus on what I wanted to accomplish, where I wanted to go and gave me deadlines that kept me on track and I saw real results in the goals I established. Reflection is beneficial but learning to think about yourself in a forward fashion, asking yourself what you really want, identifying that in detail, that was empowering. There were a lot of hard questions but the work we did together has allowed me to approach things differently – I am much calmer, I feel truer to myself and I am a happier person. Who could ask for more?
A fantastic coach!
David is a fantastic coach! I worked with him as I re-created my life based on following my heart and heeding my own intuition. He was able to create a space for me to take risks and make decisions that I would never have had the courage to make without the structure he provided and the questions he asked. I would say the most remarkable thing about David as a coach is his ability to differentiate his style and approach to meet the individual needs of each client. Working with him made a tremendous impact on my life and has helped me create a a life I love.
Achieving Ambitious Goals
- Don H.
I started working independently for the very first time in my career in order to have more time and flexibility to focus on a lifelong interest in writing poetry. In my first year, as great as the independence was, I worked way more than I wanted to and never really got to the writing. So one of my first coaching projects with David was to manage my independent consulting work such that I made a comfortable amount of money I’d set for myself in just eight full days of work per month. It felt like a very ambitious goal and a lot went into achieving it, but I did that in less that a year, almost before I realized I had. I had my best year ever financially, and am fully engaged now with my poetry. I’ve projectized the poetry writing and David and I are working on that now: I’m in a writing class (I might be the star pupil!), getting feedback on my work, and writing almost every day! Update: David and I started working together 2-1/2 years ago on a project to develop my life-long passion for writing poetry. At that time, I used to say, “I write poetry in a dark corner of my apartment.” Occasionally, other than me, a friend or a family member would get to see what I wrote. As of today, I’ve had dozens of individual poems published in a host of literary journals; I have one manuscript for a small first poetry book out to several publishers; I’ve compiled a second manuscript that’s currently under review by a mentor; and I’ve begun working on putting together a manuscript for what would be my first full-length book of poetry. Everyone I know or with whom I discuss my progress – including me...
I loved the service! Ever since I was referred by a friend to David for massage a few years back, I have billed him as "life-changing" to all of the people I hold dear...and then some. When I was feeling overwhelmed by life this year, I asked David about his Coaching and decided to give it a try. Working with David over the course of about 6 months, I have made an undeniably positive difference in my approach to life. I can't recommend (or thank) him enough!
- Drew S.
As a Life Coach, David works at a whole other level in my opinion. He has an uncanny instinct as to when to push, and also when to offer a pat on the back and allow space for a client's natural rhythm to function. There have been several times when I felt overwhelmed by the various projects and goals that I was working towards. Working together he guided me in ways that allowed me to focus on what was essential to me (whatever it might have been) at that time, to simplify, and then create a more direct path towards achieving those goals. One coaching session stands out; I was getting lost as to where to put my efforts, to define what the most important goals were at that specific time in my life. His structured coaching allowed me to set the template for where I wanted to go over the following year or two. They were big goals and I'm happy to say that three of the four have now been successfully achieved; and these were all very big projects!! I'm now starting to work on that fourth one and excited to be doing so 🙂
You really can’t ask for better results!
- Jennifer H, Personal Trainer & Dan M, Marketing VP
My husband and I consulted with David because we found ourselves stuck in a rut and overwhelmed with the task of digging ourselves out. We wanted to move but didn't know where; we wanted to change jobs/careers but didn't know how, we needed to financially plan for these changes but didn't know where to begin. David was patient and deliberate in his guidance, providing us enough tools that the answers presented themselves, while showing us the confidence to pursue the changes we sought. Several years later, we have accomplished what we set out for, living happily in our new home and following our passions in new career endeavors. You really can't ask for better results!
The Process of Life Coaching and Business Coaching
David will work with you to create anywhere from 2 to 4 breakthrough project goals. It’s recommended that clients start with weekly sessions for a minimum of 3 months. For most, this is the right amount of time to set up ambitious projects. And to create new support structures sufficient to overcome our habitual resistance to change.
For clients looking to make a total life transformation, David recommends 8 to 9 months of weekly sessions.
This work is illuminating, and at times it can feel difficult to confront your own habits and try out new ideas. You get to choose your pace. If it feels like it’s too much too soon, you can slow things down and take the work in smaller pieces.
Ultimately, in your life, you’re going to move forward with or without coaching. With coaching you get to choose to move forward with greater velocity, greater joy, and greater support. David aims not only to assist you in clearing the path to get you there, but to empower you along the way.
1 Session: $175 for a 1-hour coaching session
Package of 4 sessions: $600
Monthly Wellness Practitioner Coaching Workshop: $60 for a 90 minute group workshop
About David Weintraub
In addition to his massage therapy practice, David Weintraub is also a life and business coach with extensive training and experience. He trained to be a coach at Accomplishment Coaching, attending the rigorous Coaches Training Program, a year-long intensive. He is a member of the International Coach Federation.
David’s coaching practice serves as an extension of his bodywork. He offers clients a practical way of surveying deemed “problem areas” in their lives. And supports them in getting to their root causes to make conscious, effective change. Ultimately, the goal is for clients to realize what it is they truly want. And then be empowered to take action and achieve it.
David is the owner of Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy, a top notch medical massage therapy practice. The practice has two locations in New York City's financial district and midtown neighborhoods. By using a mentoring approach with his team of talented massage therapists, the practice has grown 50-60% per year into a thriving 7-figure studio.