What is a Life Coach?
“Life coaching is truly its own unique service designed to help ambitious achievers meet the outcomes that will bring them success and fulfillment.” Tony Robbins
Life coaches provide the energy, motivation, and guidance their clients need to improve their careers, relationships, and lives. They help clients:
Recognize their skills and dreams
Refocus their life's goals
Move past challenges and barriers that stand in the way of their goals
Why acquire a Life Coach?
For guidance toward moving forward in your career
To learn how to take advantage of your own strengths and talents
To assist you in making major life decision, such as a move or promotion
To coach you through how to have an acceptable work-life balance
To help you work through stress
How Do I Work with a Coach?
Through questioning and teaching, the coach will help you define your goals and your challenges. Once the goals are established, you'll outline the steps you need to achieve those goals. Each session will be to check-in on the progression of the goals and create new objectives.
Instead of meeting in a formal office, coaches can meet in houses, coffee shops, online, etc.; whatever meets your specific preference.
Life Coaching vs. Counseling
Life coaching, compared to counseling, is not therapeutic or clinical. Life coaches do not diagnose the people they work with, they simply identify and describe current problematic behaviors so the client can work towards modifying them.
Counseling helps the client explore their subconscious and unconscious mind, uncover past emotions, and acquire a deep understanding of behavioral patterns.
Life coaching focus on an individual’s current actions and future outcomes. Life coaches measure their client’s success with key performance indicators and specific behavioral outcomes and goals.
Although counselors and life coaches tend to share the same traits and aims and occasionally help clients with similar problems, not all individuals need clinical or therapeutic mental health treatment; some simply need help in advancing their career choices, creating life strategies, achieving a work/life balance, and developing life goals. This is where coaches thrive.