Why You Need A Life Coach

There’s a saying we lightheartedly (in many cases) refer to when talking to our family/friends about life’s challenges, our woes, or just feeling in a funk:

I need a therapist.

Sounds familiar, right?

I’ve said it myself many times and it’s definitely come up with conversations between friends and even co-workers.

For a time in my life, I experienced the traditional therapy approach as a client.

And while that experience was (mostly) positive, what I have found (as a life coach client and now certified life coach myself) is that there are many different approaches to help people navigate life’s challenges and achieve overall better well-being in their lives.

Therapy and life coaching are both amazing approaches that can help clients make huge strides in their life.

But they are different approaches.

And I often get asked what is the difference between a therapist and a life coach?

Here’s what I believe to be the easiest way to understand the difference.

Most therapy is diagnostic based. What that means is that therapists usually diagnose a non-functioning problem that needs to be solved. Therapy also tends to focus more on the past.

Life coaches, on the other hand, typically help someone who is already high-functioning in their life (yet may still be suffering in some way) take their life to the next level. We focus more on the present and future.  

(Don’t get me wrong, I have huge respect for traditional therapy and the therapists that are doing great work in their practices. And in no way am I saying one approach is better than the other.)

It’s a very personal choice.

What I can say is that the work I get to do as life coach is extremely fulfilling.

When I can help a client take massive action and uplevel their life or career and achieve overall better well-being as a result (in a very short amount of time), I am truly grateful that this has become my life’s work.

If you’re ready to uplevel your life or career and are curious about what it’s like to work with a life coach, click here for a free mini-coaching session and to learn more:  https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=13605969&appointmentType=6136068

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