Life Coaching

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Life coaching helps clients to determine and achieve personal goals, guides and empowers; with an ultimate goal of improved quality of life.


Life coaching begins with establishing long-term goals. These goals are individualized, based on what you believe will improve your quality of life. You receive three 45-minute coaching sessions per month for 6 months, over the telephone and or in person.

Life coaches provide:

  • Encouragement
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Direction
  • Resources
  • Structure
  • Accountability
  • Support


Each coaching session concludes with 2-3 action steps or short term goals, to be completed, by the client, before the next session. This is a crucial component of the coaching model, creating an action based program that keeps you moving forward toward your goals. You and your life coach will review your progress at 3, 6, and 12 months.

All of our life coaches have completed a comprehensive training program, and participate in weekly supervision meetings. The variety of life experiences of the KnowBarriers life coaches helps us meet the diverse needs of our clients.

To learn more about the KnowBarrier Life Coaching and Peer Mentor programs; print the fact sheets below:


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Common Client Goals

  • Establish social support system
  • Return to school
  • Further Education
  • Driving
  • Time management / life balance
  • Romantic relationship
  • Health maintenance
  • Independence
  • Employment or volunteer
  • Parenting
  • Living situation


Life Coaching Client Applications

The KnowBarriers life coaching program is free for patients of Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Non- Rancho patients may submit a client application and a fee for service agreement will be established.

Success Story

Meet Ignacio - "KnowBarriers taught me not to be afraid and to set goals for my life even though I’m like this..”