What The Hell is Life Coaching? It’s Like Baking A Cake! Part 1.

What the hell is life coaching?

You’ve heard of it before, but what’s actually involved? What happens and why would someone work with a coach?

I’m hoping to answer all of your questions in the only way that I know how.

Interpretative dance.

No, not really, but wouldn’t that be fun? Ok maybe not.

In this 4 part video series, I’m going to share my take on life coaching so you can gain a better understanding about the process and hopefully learn something new!

I love my food (I know you do too) so let’s combine our two loves and paint you a little picture. It involves cake!

The cake in our coaching scenario is the end result – it’s the desire/dreams/goals that you want to achieve.

A life coach acts as the facilitator – there to support you and guide you throughout the baking process.

In case you didn’t know, cakes (or goals) come in many different shapes, forms, and sizes, which means you can create whatever you want! Instead of cake, you might want a healthier lifestyle or more energy, a meaningful career that brings you joy, a more loving and compassionate relationship with yourself, or perhaps you want to start a creative venture that’s been tugging at your heart. There’s loads of different cakes goals, but we’ll get to that in the next video.

Today, let’s focus on how the coach can help you bake this cake. Here’s a little recipe before you dive into the short video.

Your Awesome Cake. Serves 1.


Your passion’s/interests

Your skills

Your personality

Your unique experience/circumstances

Your willingness to create positive change


Combine all ingredients and bake in oven!

Depending on the type of cake, the method may vary slightly. You might work with a coach for a short, targeted period of time, or for best results, over a 3, 6 or 12 month period. Throughout this time, the coach can assist you with the following:

  • Asking powerful questions to gain clarity, a deeper understanding and awareness
  • Provides a safe and supportive space to explore your desires
  • Creates structure to your goals and a means to move forward
  • Holds you accountable and celebrates you and your strengths

As a side note, I have to share this explanation from my Beautiful You Life Coach training which sums it up beautifully: “The life coaching relationship is part motivation, part education, and part accountability, helping people to make lasting changes that improve their life as a whole”. Amen to that!

So without further ado, let’s talk about cake.

Share with me in the comments: Did this video help you to understand the life coaching process a bit better? What sort of cake do you want to bake?

Stay tuned for video 2!

Big love,

Tash x

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  • Dacia Dyer

    What a great analogy! I struggle to explain life coaching as well sometimes, but this is a clear and easy way to get rid of any confusion. I especially love the point that the tools are already there, but a coach just helps the prep work. As a terrible cook in real life, I know I could make something to eat, but it’s much harder for me than say my grandmother who knows exactly want to do in the kitchen. 🙂

    • Natasha Sciotto

      Hi Dacia! Thanks so much for stopping by. I do think it can be hard to explain in words what a life coach does, so I’m glad to hear that this analogy is helpful! Its great to use real-life examples and as you said – having your grandmother on hand to call upon would be great whenever it comes to whipping up a treat in the kitchen! 🙂

  • Lynne

    Indeed life coaching may be likened to baking a cake! Really creative way of presenting an idea..beautiful!

    • Natasha Sciotto

      Thanks so much for reading and watching Lynne. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. It was fun to create something different too!

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