What Is Coaching?

Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.

We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we are striving to overcome and times when we feel stuck. Partnering with a coach can change your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.

Is Coaching a Type of Therapy?

One of the most important distinguishing factors between psychotherapists and coaches is that psychotherapists are trained to help people who are facing mental illnesses, and coaches are not.  Generally speaking, coaching is more focused on helping you achieve your future goals, while psychotherapy tends to have more of a past and present focus. That being said, many coaches should be able to help you understand how the past contributes to your present, and psychotherapists can help you achieve your future goals. 

 

Who Hires a Life Coach?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guide to walk through life with? Having a great life coach isn’t a far stretch for making this dream a reality. Life coaching is designed to increase your human potential, personal growth, and leadership qualities. Unlike a business coach who focuses on helping people grow their businesses, life coaches work with their clients to develop the various aspects of a person’s life. For example, this might include career and work, finances and wealth, life planning, spirituality, health and wellness, relationships, and physical environment.