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What Does a Life Coach Do?

Is life coaching right for you?

A life coach helps people improve areas of their lives—careers, relationships, emotions, intelligence, skills, health, balance and more. While there are aspects of life that might overlap with therapy, life coaching takes a different approach. A therapist works with an individual to directly address mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. In contrast, life coaching helps you achieve personal goals. However, in doing so, you might notice that stress, anxiety or depression are also disappearing.

Is there something you struggle with? 

Do you sometimes have problems communicating? 

Are your work and home life out of balance? 

Do you want to start a new business but lack the confidence to begin? 

Do you have behavior patterns that keep you from succeeding?

A life coach can help you overcome obstacles and achieve your objectives.

What areas of life do people often want to improve?

Coaching can be specific or general. It can address many different areas and also hone in on specific goals. The following are by no means a complete list that you can work on through life coaching:

  • Careers
  • Executive and leadership skills
  • Financial independence and security 
  • Health and wellness
  • Diet and fitness
  • Sports skills
  • Dating and/or partner relationships
  • Family relationships
  • Spirituality


What happens during life coaching?

You’ll figure out what matters, what gives your life meaning and work to expand that aspect of your life.

Some of the questions your coach might ask you include:

  • What goals do you have?
  • Which goals are most important to you?
  • Is there something you like to do that makes you feel happy?
  • What would you like to achieve?
  • When you get up each day, is there something that motivates you?
  • What brings you a sense of accomplishment?

Of course, approaches differ. Finding a coach whose personality, methods and communication resonates with you is important. Even so, you’ll notice that coaches can also adjust their methods. They will work to create a dynamic relationship with you. And they all have professional training. If you have a particular area of life you want to address, you’ll discover that some coaches have niche they focus on. Career coaches and spiritual coaches are examples.

What can help you improve? Seeing your goals from another perspective can make a remarkable difference. Through an open and honest relationship with your coach, you can explore your life, set targets to achieve and make positive changes in what matters most. 

Who gets involved with life coaching?

People from many different walks of life. CEOs, leaders, graduates, job seekers, executives, home-makers, college students, athletes, parents, couples, and just about anyone looking for assistance with self-improvement.

Considering working with a life coach?

At Maplewood Counseling we can help you address your goals and create happier lives. Find out how we can help.

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