An important distinction to make is that a life coach is not a therapist. As Patrick Williams, psychologist & life coach, puts it, “Therapy is about uncovering and recovering, while coaching is about discovering.” What do you want know and learn in order to move forward?
As a life coach, I will support you with your intentions and goals while moving your life forward in a trusting and supportive environment. Whereas a therapist will focus on the past and work through the past challenges in life to potentially “fix” you. When you choose a life coach, you are self-aware and available to manage your life in a positive manner by exploring the possibilities for your future, and you are able to learn from the experience in order to achieve your objective.
It is important to recognize the differences and values to what each professional will provide you and then choose who is best suited for you now.
My personal perspective of being a professional coach is to work with people who want to begin making changes in their lives now. Which allows for the opportunity to build a trusting relationship and an open non-judgmental environment supporting exploration. Which further supports us both in being our authentic selves, through love, support and appreciation of each other. This is what I believe to be my Life Corps values and mission when supporting my clients.