Life coaching draws upon a variety of tools and techniques from other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, positive adult development and career counseling with an aim towards helping people identify and achieve personal goals. Specialty life coaches may have degrees in psychological counseling, hypnosis, dream analysis, marketing and other areas relevant to providing guidance. Life coaches help clients move beyond emotional blocks and impasses by helping them plan and take direct action rather than analyzing the psychological reasons for the impasse. Coaching generally involves ongoing support and encouragement over a predetermined period of time.
What to Expect
Strategic planning, including “homework” that involves taking action to move beyond personal and professional impasses. Some life coaches become your personal cheering squad offering praise and encouraging you towards achieving your goals. When you foul up they help you to see where you went wrong as to achieve victory the next time.