A life coach is someone that will help you level-up to become the best, happiest version of yourself. Whether you are looking to progress in fitness, your career, relationships, or finances – a coach is there to hold you accountable, offer encouragement, and celebrate your wins with you.
Additionally, coaching largely revolves around your thoughts and habits, and how both contribute to the success or failure of a goal. What many people struggle to realize is that your thinking style may be holding you back, but it is not set in stone. Often, when we feel “stuck” in our personal or professional lives, it can be traced back to our thoughts, feelings, and actions surrounding any given circumstance.
These negative cycles can feel impossible to break, but a life coach is there to help you do it.
A coach applies their professional training and techniques to your unique needs. This includes defining your goals, whether it relates to health, weight loss, your career, or any other area of your life. From there your coach will work with you to identify the primary obstacles in your path, like limiting beliefs you have about your capabilities and existing habits that don’t serve your goal.
This information plays a key role in the creation of your success plan. Not only will your plan lay out the steps for your success, but your coach will also help you identify potential threats to prepare for. Anticipating areas where you may struggle and having a game plan will help you avoid panicked, impulsive decisions and responses. In the end, it allows you to better stay on track.
Coaching is not therapy. While the two certainly have overlapping principles, they are very different. Therapy requires a medical diagnosis and often takes your past into consideration. On the other hand, coaching focuses on the present moment and how you can better achieve your goals moving forward.
There are many ways you can approach the relationships between the two. For instance, you might work with a therapist and a coach at the same time, subsequently, or only ever need one or the other. It’s important to recognize that there is no “normal” way to approach these processes, as we all have different experiences and needs at any given time.
To learn more about how therapy and coaching differ, check out The Coach and The Therapist podcast.
Coaching does not involve a medical diagnosis; therefore, it is not covered by insurance. It is 100% a personal investment in yourself and your goals.
We offer a free 45-minute consultation for anyone inquiring about life coaching. During this time you will meet with our life coach, Vanessa Christenson, and talk about your goals, obstacles, and whether or not you would work well together.
To learn more or schedule a consult, reach out at 1-888-336-9661.