What is a Life Coach?
Posted March 21st,2009 by Carroll King Schuller
Most people have probably heard about life coaching, but are unsure of what it is that a life coach actually does. The truth of the matter is that there is no one clear answer because a life coach will work with individual clients to help them achieve their personal goals.
The way that someone will accomplish this could easily vary and would depend, for example, on the methods employed by the life coach and how the individual will react to these methods. Life coaching is something that is intended to help people in a way that works best for them: therefore, a coach could try a few methods before finding the right one for a particular client.
Life coaches are not intended to work with people needing therapy or medical treatment. Instead, they focus their life coaching techniques on the people who have the capacity to deal with their life, but often lack the motivation or desire to achieve their goals. The form of life coach that we know today originated in the upper levels of business management when it was known as executive coaching because it would help high-powered executives prioritize and achieve company goals.
There is no regulatory board for life coaching, so probably the best way to find a good coach is through a referral, preferably from someone you know and trust. And certainly you should ask for testimonials from both current and past clients before signing on. Current clients should be making progress and getting specific results in just a few months of working with a life coach.
If you have any questions about how I work with my life-coaching clients, please call me, Carroll King Schuller, at 804.288.0099. And you can always visit my website for my recent client testimonials. Clients’ own words are proof-positive that life coaching works.