Life coaching is a future-focused practice with the aim of helping clients determine and achieve personal goals.
Coaching is unlike therapy because it does not focus on examining nor diagnosing the past. Instead coaching focuses on effecting change in a client’s current and future behavior. Additionally, life coaching does not delve into diagnosing mental illness or dysfunction.
According to a survey of coaching clients, “sounding board” and “motivator” were the top roles selected for a coach. Clients are looking for a coach “to really listen to them and give honest feedback.” The top three issues in which clients seek help are time management, career and business.