Life coaching has been around for a number of years and is well respected.
It began as a motivational tool for executive coaching in the corporate world and aims to help clients determine and achieve personal goals.
Life coaches use multiple methods that will help clients with the process of setting and reaching goals. Coaching is not targeted at psychological illness and coaches are neither therapists nor consultants.
When we describe life coaching we are not talking about helping incompetent or weak people. A life coach assists normal people who have their lives together but who would value the opportunity of having somebody to help them think outside the box.
Life coaches are a new option for the ‘worried well” - those whose lives are only slightly askew. No longer does a person need a diagnosis from a psychotherapist who delves into the painful past. An upbeat life coach becomes a partner in defining a personal better future for a client concentrating on forward motion not looking at the past