WHAT  Is Personal Coaching?

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What Is Personal Coaching?

Coaching deals with one or more of the relevant areas of your life, such as relationships, creativity, family communications, parenting, financial matters, grief and bereavement, health and fitness,  retirement, spirituality, time management, goal setting, organizational skills, leadership, as well as others. 

Coaching is quickly becoming one of the leading tools that successful people use to live extraordinary lives. Through weekly coaching sessions, my clients identify what is most important to them and align their thoughts, words, and actions accordingly.  As your coach, I work with you to identify what you want personally and professionally, and support you in achieving a life that you really want and love. 

Having a life you love starts with gaining clarity on your values, enabling more meaningful choices and consistent action. Your commitment to your life through coaching offers a means for more balance, joy, intimacy, energy, financial abundance, focus, and action in every area of your life.  

 As Your Coach I Will: 

  • Encourage you to set goals that you truly want  
  • Ask you to do more than you may have done on your own  
  • Help you focus better in order to produce results more quickly  
  • Provide you with the tools, support and structure to accomplish more  

 How Is Coaching Different From Therapy Or Consulting?

Coaching is not therapy, which goes into depth about various issues, often dealing with the past; nor is it consulting, which generally results in giving the client answers. Coaching is more action-oriented and focuses primarily on the present and future. You are the expert on you. As your coach I enable you to determine your own “answers” through the work done in our coaching partnership.

 Who Works With A Coach?

In the beginning, professionals, people in transition, entrepreneurs and business owners were some of the people who typically worked with a coach. Now, personal coaching is for everyone. Regardless of their professional endeavor or place in life, all of my clients have one thing in common: they are all successful, resourceful and intelligent individuals who want to get even more out of their lives.

What professional athlete hasn’t used a coach to win? Tiger Woods is already one of the best, and yet he understands the value that comes from having someone work directly with him, someone to point out things he can’t see, someone to keep encouraging and challenging him to achieve his greatest potential. That’s who I am for you. Coaching is like having a personal trainer for your life!

Personal coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performance and enhance the quality of their lives.

Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.

The goal of a personal coaching relationship is to help people tap into, and actualize, their deepest vision of who they are. Rather than serving as healer, a coach acts as a facilitator for a client's full flowering as a person — a kind of gardener of the spirit.

What's involved in Personal Coaching?

Personal success with:

  • Life planning
  • Life vision & enhancement
  • Extreme self care
  • Spirituality
  • Relationships (Singles, couples, families, etc.)
  • Health & Fitness
  • Creativity
  • Financial Freedom
  • Retirement Planning and Life Balance
  • Organization
  • Children/Teens/College Students' Issues
  • Attention Deficit Disorder  
  • Career transitions and decisions


How broad is your Life Mastery

Testimonials-what former clients have said


If  NOW IS THE TIME, call Melissa at 203-331-7242 or email at boldcolorlife@gmail.com  
for a complimentary coaching/evaluation session. 

Coaching, in person in CT and ME, or by telephone or Skype, from anywhere in the world!



"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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Melissa L. Thornton, MBA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Personal and Professional Coach 


24 hr. confidential voicemail: 203-331-7242
802 Back River Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
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