How Do I Know if I Need Counseling or Life Coaching?
The focus of life coaching is the development and implementation of strategies to reach client-identified goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction.
Life coaching may address specific personal projects, life balance, and/or improving the general conditions, performance, and satisfaction in the clients life related to professional, financial, spiritual, physical, social, and emotional success.
Life coaching utilizes personal strategic planning, values clarification, brainstorming, motivational interviewing, and other solution-focused techniques.
The relationship between the coach and client is collaborative. The client sets the agenda and the success of the enterprise depends on the clients willingness to take risks and try new approaches.
The relationship is designed to be direct and challenging. You can count on your coach to be honest and straightforward, asking powerful questions and using challenging techniques to move you forward. Life coaches are not required to be licensed or certified, so educational and training levels vary.
Life coaching is generally not suitable for clients with untreated mental health issues.