Life coaching is a fairly new profession within the last
decade or so. The development of this profession was inspired
by several different specialties including mentoring programs,
counseling and consulting, organizational development, industrial
psychology, and business
Transformational change, Personal Growth training such as
Anthony Robbins, EST, LifeSpring, and Landmark Forums, finance, career development,
motivation, philosophy, human
potential training, spirituality and performance coaching are additional
Coaching is considered as the Fifth Force in
psychology by some.
Beginning with Freudianism, then Behaviorism,
onto Humanistic Psychology, then Transpersonal Psychology, and now Life
There are well over 500 coaching niches, according to some reports.
There are image coaches, family coaches, executive coaches, career
coaches, financial coaches, corporate coaches, coaches for women in later
life transition, Attention Deficient Disorder coaches, and personal fitness
coaches, to name just a few.
coaching usually follows a holistic model. This whole person
approach to coaching can include creating balance, harmony and
fulfillment in all areas such as career, health, finances, relationships,
spirituality, personal growth including emotional and intellectual,
leisure, family, continuing education, abundance, home, office and other
In addition, friendships, clarifying goals, discovering values,
prosperity, volunteer work, kindness and giving back to the community
are important aspects. The client can function at their best when every area of their life is
Why would you need a coach?
It's hard enough to live the kind of life you really want by yourself.
Having your own life coach, someone who is completely committed to helping
you to unlock your personal excellence, achieve your dreams and life
passions, makes living successfully so much easier.
Having a coach
allows you to accomplish everything much faster and with more ease than
would be possible otherwise. Imagine having someone in your life who is 100% committed to you, your success and your happiness.
Coaching is all about achievement and taking action.
joy and intuition are part of the goals. A good coach is
understanding, non-judgmental, and is unconditionally accepting of who you
are and what you want in your life.
Your coach is your confidant and
provides you with encouragement; your coach helps you discover and
manifest your talents.
Coaching offers support and accountability,
deep heartfelt listening--that is, listening without distraction,
challenge, powerful questioning, problem-solving and truth-telling.
Coaching is a relationship based on rapport and trust.
Life Coaching vs Psychotherapy