***(Reference from: ICF – international coaching federation website - https://coachingfederation.org/about - What is coaching?)
In normal terms, life coaching is a process where a trained and certified professional works with you to enhance your present life skills to achieve your goals in your personal and professional life through guidance, accountability, and support. It is used to help you to understand your potential, recognise and overcome any obstacles you may face and create a plan of action to achieve your desired objectives.
How is Life Coaching Different From Therapy?
➢ Diagnosing and treatment of mental health problems and diseases.
➢ Trained and licensed health care professionals are equipped to diagnose and treat people with mental health conditions.
➢ The therapist focuses on identifying symptoms of past hurt and trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship problems affecting mental health of the individual.
➢ Therapy works to heal your past trauma and deep-rooted issues.
➢ Therapy can involve counselling or medications and long-term treatment.
➤ Working towards the goals and dreams an individual wants to achieve.
➤ Trained, qualified and certified professionals who are equipped with experience in the field of life skills and coaching.
➤ They are not trained and licensed to diagnose and treat mental health conditions (except for therapists and doctors trained in both therapy and life coaching).
➤ Life coach focuses on identifying your present areas of life where you want to improve and works with you towards your future goals and aspirations.
➤ Life coaching is equipping you with strategies and solutions, motivating and inspiring you to achieve your dreams in professional and personal life.
➤ Life coaching involves coaching, empowering, motivation and support and can be short term.
Who is a Life Coach?
A life coach is a professional, trained and qualified to work with individuals (kids to adults) to equip them to enhance all areas of their personal and professional life.
How does a Life coach work with you?
The life coach works professionally with you -
👉 in understanding your day-to-day challenges, fears and stressors
👉 identifying your limiting beliefs and guiding you to create your empowering beliefs
👉 helping you to take responsibility for your life and work towards identifying your strengths and emotional values
👉 by creating effective solutions, customised strategies and action plans to take the necessary steps to realise your dreams
👉 supporting you to overcome your fears, heal your past and build self-esteem
👉 empowerIng you to achieve your maximum potential and fulfil all your dreams and goals.