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You may have thought that a Life Coach is someone hired rich and elite to make their lives a peach. Ok….maybe a Life Coach is there to help make life a peach but they are not just for the rich and elite. The services of a Life Coach can help anyone from all walks of life meet their goals and be on the way to a “peachy” life.
What Is A Life Coach? How Can They Help Me?
A Life Coach is a trained professional who helps you to reach your goals and make life changes that lead the way to the life or career that you wish.
They help you to find and release whatever it is preventing you from taking the necessary actions to change your life.
A coach will inspire and motivate you to reach your full potential by identifying and managing your goals to make them more attainable.
They will help you to move your life forward and to find fulfillment, success, well-being and happiness. A Life Coach can help you to pinpoint the blocks or obstacles that are making you feel “stuck” and help you to move through them.
Almost everyone has personal goals they want to meet and often they could use the push and encouragement that a life coach can offer.
People who hire a life coach want to:
- meet their goals to be successful
- find happiness
- find their life purpose
- do what they love
- decide on or change their career
- be more confident
- find love or improve their relationships
- attain balance in their lives
What’s the difference between a Life Coach and a Therapist?
Life Coaching vs Psychotherapy
|Starts with a discovery session to determine values, needs, and aspirations.||Starts with a discovery session to determine values, needs, and aspirations.|
|Employs interactive counseling techniques that change behaviors & induce motivation.||Employs interactive counseling techniques to change behaviors & induce motivation.|
|Focuses only on the present||Delves into the client’s past|
|Life Coaches are not experts in human behaviors & work to help client set and meet life or career goals||Therapists are specialists in human behaviors & work to change those behaviors|
|Establishes goals, creates action plans, breaks them into manageable steps||Goals are vague & difficult to measure, success cannot be quantified.|
|A Positive experience without stigma attached||Often has a stigma attached that tends to keep people from participating|
|Helps the clients learn new skills to build a better future||Works to resolve old pain & emotional state|
|Quick outcome with relatively short & enjoyable process||Long process with slow results|
What does a Life Coach do?
A Life Coach listens intently to the wants and needs of the client then asks questions to discover goals so that together, client and coach can generate solutions & strategies. Identify strengths; acknowledge weaknesses but then focus on the aspects of the client’s life that are working. A Life Coach will help the client set feasible goals and build on strengths. They also help clients overcome weaknesses and offer tools, support, and motivation. This technique of counsel is becoming very popular in the business world to help management or employees meet their professional goals. Personal coaching is quickly becoming a way to help with family situations and relationships as well.
What a Life Coach does not do.
A Life Coach never judges, evaluates or criticizes. They do not bring up the past, allow the client feel guilty, give advise, direct or teach the client what they “should do”. A Coach does not try to sell his own personal agenda.
A Life Coach offers support and guidance to help the client live the life they want. Services of a Life Coach are provided by;
- a) finding a coach in your area and visiting their office
- b) have a coach visit you at your home or office
- c) can also be done online via email or Skype
- d) or by telephone
Whichever method makes you the most comfortable, is the method to use. There is no right or wrong way. It’s a matter of preference. You choose the level of comfort that works best for you.
Do you wish to change?
Can a Life Coach help you get what you want from your life? Don’t wait, contact a Life Coach today.