Life coaching can be effective in many situations, for example in helping a person's career direction and development, or for personal fulfillment or life change more generally.
Coaching is a relatively new and different profession - It is different to psychology, counselling or therapy. The big difference between coaching and these professions is that coaching doesn't claim to have the answers. A coach's job is not to go over old ground, be past-orientated or to force-feed information, but to work with clients to help them find the answers themselves.
Just as sports coaching enables athletes to hone themselves into the fastest, strongest, most tactical competitors in their disciplines, life coaching helps people from all professional and personal backgrounds improve their strengths and build upon their weaknesses to make the most of their lives in a way that is right for them.
As a life coach we will never try to be an 'agony aunt' - and never attempt to dish out advice because,
As a life coach we will never try to be an 'agony aunt' - and never attempt to dish out advice because ;
giving advice is just a way of imposing a personal view of the world onto another person (who may or may not share the same view)
it is not your life coach's job to become personally involved in your life. Life coaching is about objectivity, structure and empowerment, not instruction or indoctrination.
What you will receive along with professionalism is empathy, support and respect. Total confidentiality but be aware there will be times when you will be challenged.... it is about helping YOU to get to where you want, and that will on occasion mean pushing you out from your comfort zone!