What do people mean when they say they are a life coach? You may have heard the term, but you aren’t alone if you still aren’t clear about what they do. The term may even conjure images of Tony Robbins exhorting you to live your best life. A google search turns up, among other things, Oprah’s website talking about the differences between a life coach and therapist (they aren’t the same).
While life coaching has become increasingly popular in the last couple of decades, it is still widely misunderstood. Many people view it as a form of counseling or a form of talking therapy that helps to get people’s lives on the right track. The truth is that a life coach is a type of wellness professional that enables people to make strides in their life to become more fulfilled. For this reason, a life coach may delve into everything from careers to relationships to clients’ daily lives.
Essentially, a life coach helps people focus on their goals and figures out what is preventing them from achieving them. With well-defined strategies, a life coach maximizes people’s skills and strengths to bring about lasting change in their lives.