WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?
Life coaching is not your traditional form of therapy. It goes a lot deeper than just sitting down and taking notes while listening to a person's problems. It's about getting to know this person and their goals, whatever they may be.
Ultimately, as a life coach, I set my focus on the 'present' and the 'future' and help individuals find the right path to get from point A to point B (and even points C & D). It's not purely based on providing advice for any given situation, neither is it meant to get you some sort of prescription and send you on your way. Again, life coaching is not a clinical form of therapy.
Life coaching is mostly about helping people to reach their goals while therapy emphasizes on the analysis of one's mental health and emotional wellness. Sure, it's easy to think that these two avenues should go hand-in-hand but oftentimes, they don't. Therapy is about studying a person's past and helping them make sense of it in the present. Life coaches look to the future and seek to empower the person who needs guidance in that direction - the future - so that he/she can move forward in a fearless, more confident manner.