“What would life be if we had no courage
to attempt anything?” ~ Vincent van Gogh
If you have arrived at this page, you may be asking yourself, "What exactly IS life coaching?" Maybe, like many of us, you are thinking it's another name for therapy or consulting. Let's take a closer look at the distinctions:
Therapy: Therapy primarily focuses on addressing psychological and emotional issues. It aims to delve into the root causes of problems, provide interventions, and promote personal growth and healing. Therapists are trained to diagnose and treat mental health disorders, and their methods often involve exploring past experiences and emotions to promote well-being.
Consulting: Consulting is a profession that offers expert advice and specialized knowledge in a particular field. Consultants are hired to provide solutions, strategies, and recommendations to clients. They often take a more directive approach, providing specific solutions based on their knowledge and experience.
Coaching: Coaching, on the other hand, is a collaborative and forward-focused process that empowers individuals to maximize their potential and achieve their desired outcomes. Unlike therapy, coaches do not diagnose or treat mental health disorders, instead coaches provide individualized support and guidance to enhance their clients' lives. Coaches work with clients to clarify their goals, identify obstacles, and develop strategies to overcome them. They provide support, accountability, and motivation throughout the journey, helping clients unlock their potential and create sustainable change.