One of the most common misconceptions about life coaching is that it is therapy with an unlicensed and unqualified practitioner.
In fact, life coaching is a unique service helping ambitious achievers design their life that enables them to bring success and fulfillment in all areas of life.
Here are some of the differences between a life coach vs. a therapist and a basic guide for when each service is appropriate.
What is a Therapist?
Therapists are trained professionals in the field of any type of services like psychologists, social workers, and counsellors. They are helpful in counselling individuals for various mental and physical issues.
Therapists tend to work on past results, and traumatic instances and come to an understanding of present behaviours, the why!
What is a Life Coach?
A life coach helps guide clients to reach their ultimate goals. A life coach can help individuals in different areas of their life. But because each human being is different, so will their goals.
Life coaching ultimately focuses on the present and the future and how to achieve desired goals with a blueprint. Through life coaching, the past may be touched upon but it is not the main focus.
Life coaching is getting you from feeling stuck to having strategies that work to push you through the terror barriers of change and deep-rooted paradigms and achieve results.
For a person to achieve results, something inside must change.
Shelley Langan – Live Life by Design