What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching is a co-collaborative program between the coach and client to help the client reach his/her goals.
What does a Life Coach do?
A Life Coach facilitates conversations that help Clients identify goals, maintain focus, and establish possibilities. The Coach will work with the Client to challenge their limiting beliefs and develop an empowered state of mind. Coaches motivate and inspire their Clients and help them take control of their own lives. The Coach structures the experience, encourages the Client, and provides tools for the Client to use.
Why do I need a Life Coach?
Are you seeking to achieve new levels of satisfaction and fulfillment? Do you want to grow in your personal and professional life? If so, Life Coaching is for you! If you want to identify goals and create effective action plans as well as create accountability for yourself, then you will benefit from life coaching. If you are ready to take responsibility for your life, establish healthy habits and behaviors, and create lasting change, then hire a life coach!
Is Coaching the same thing as therapy?
No. Coaching and Therapy are not the same thing. Both Coaching and Therapy are professions based on an ongoing, confidential, one-to-one relationship between the practitioner and client. Both serve clients who are seeking change, and they both assume that significant change can only occur over time. Both include regular sessions with facilitated conversations. However, there are differences. Coaches work with people who are eager to move to higher levels of functioning and are seeking focus, strategy, and motivation. Coaching clients want to learn new skills, design their future, and balance their lives. On the other hand, Therapy clients are seeking understanding. They are dealing with past issues, pain, and trauma.
Coaching is not therapy, counseling or advisement and should not be used as a substitute for professional, legal, medical, or financial advice. Coaching also does not treat mental or physical illness and should not be used to replace treatment by a trained medical professional. While traditional therapy often focuses on healing issues of the past to manage their effects on our present, coaching emphasizes forward movement. It seeks to meet you where you are and help motivate you to create the future you so desire. It can be used in conjunction with therapy when advised, but cannot replace it.