“A typical client is age 35 to 55, is at a crossroads, must make a decision and is sick of choosing out of safety and fear,” says Rhonda Britten, founder of the Fearless Living Institute
Don’t expect a therapy session when you meet with a life coach. While some have a background in counseling, the process is different.
“In simplistic terms, a therapist is [there] to heal the wounds of the past, and a life coach supports you in moving your life forward,” Britten says. “My rule of thumb: If a client tries to convince me of someone else’s wrongdoing more than three times, I know they are not ready to move forward, and I suggest therapy might be a more appropriate option.”
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