I love the response I get when I tell people I’m a Life Coach. They are so positive and supportive, but often respond by saying, “Oh that sounds amazing!,- What is a Life Coach?”
It’s a great question, so I thought I’d just share a little about what exactly it is that I do! I practice what is called “causal” coaching. Meaning, I help people find the cause of a problem they are experiencing and we treat the cause, and not the symptoms.
My goal is to help you learn to coach yourself through difficulties rather than relying on a therapist or coach long term.
Even though I have a degree in Psychology, I am not a therapist. So perhaps you are wondering, “What is the difference between therapy and coaching?” My answer is that therapy is past focused, seeking to discover and treat past trauma. It is for those who may have received a medical diagnosis that requires Psychotherapy.
Coaching, on the other hand, is forward focused. I...