Life coaching is a future-focused practice with the aim of helping you determine and achieve your personal goals.

Coaching is unlike therapy because it does not focus on examining nor diagnosing your past. Instead coaching focuses on effecting change in your 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 life 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.