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Life coaches are instrumental in helping others.
Life coaching involves more than offering tips or advice to our clients. Life coaching requires us to get to know our clients quickly, assess their goals efficiently and formulate strategies to help them meet their goals.
Our recommendations are based on realistic expectations. We will create stepping stones for your client, rather than overwhelming or unattainable goals.
Your life coach will meet with you regularly to discuss your improvements and progress in meeting your goals. Your life coach is responsible for supporting and motivating clients as they work toward lifestyle improvements.
What does a life coach do?
Address each client’s issues on an individual basis and determine the proper strategy for their needs.
General duties of a life coach include:
Meet with clients to discuss needs and goals
Develop strategies and plans for clients
Keep records of client progress
Meet with and evaluate clients
Adjust clients’ goal strategies as needed
What's the difference between a Life Coach and Therapist?
People typically see a therapist because they have symptoms of a mental health issue and want to feel and function better. Therapy also helps individuals by increasing insight and self-awareness by identifying the roots of issues and problematic thinking.
Coaching tends to focus on the present and future rather than the past. Coaches help people identify their goals and the obstacles they are facing. Like therapy, coaching involves guidance and support but also places a great deal of emphasis on accountability, enabling people to do more than they might on their own.
Coaches work with people who are basically healthy and functional but not reaching their full potential. Coaching almost always addresses an individual’s mindset and attitude by uncovering self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. A person being coached is assumed to have all the answers they need within them; the coach’s job is to facilitate the discovery of those answers by asking the right questions.
If you don’t need (or want) a mental health diagnosis, are not looking for insurance reimbursement, and want someone who will push you to move toward your goals then this would be the best option for you.
This website and its content has been prepared by Spark Counseling & Consulting, LLC for general informational purposes only and does not constitute personal medical or mental health advice. If you think you may have a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911.
Viewing the information on this website is not intended to create and does not constitute a therapeutic relationship.