What is life coaching?

Mary Beth, you’re saying you’re a life coach. I’ve heard the term before, but that’s all I know. What is a life coach? What is life coaching?

You’re in the right place, friend. Read on to learn about life coaching and how it differs from counseling.


What coaching is: Coaching is a place where you get to be honest, dream, talk about yourself, and have space to think so you can set goals and get moving towards making your dreams happen! You work with a life coach in person, on the phone, or via Skype/FaceTime.


What coaching is not: It’s not therapy, advice-giving, or mentoring. I won’t tell you what to do/read/say/think/etc. You won’t have any homework (unless you want it). You won’t be coddled, pitied, or judged.


But what exactly is the difference between coaching and counseling? Counseling explores the past and helps fix the root of problems. It’s like medicine for your heart and mind. It moves you from instability to stability. I’m a huge proponent of counseling and believe everybody should have a counselor, just like everyone has a dentist and general practitioner.


Coaching, on the other hand, focuses on the future and what could be. Together, you and I acknowledge where you are and where you want to go. Then I help you get there! I’m also a firm believer in coaching, and believe everyone should have a coach to help propel them forward.


What is a life coach? A life coach is a companion coming alongside you to motivate, encourage, and support you while you reach your fullest potential. You’ll be cheered on and supported while you do awesome things and achieve your goals!  


Why coaching is for you: You know that good habit you want to adopt? That degree you want to get? That hobby you’re ready to grow into a business? That post-work time you want to savor with your spouse and kids? The morning frenziness you want to regain control over? Now’s the time to make that happen. You deserve to make time for your creativity. Your health. Your self-care. Your relationships. Your spiritual journey.


And I want to help you.


Fill out this form to let me know you’re interested and we’ll get a free, 30-minute awareness call on the calendar. I can’t wait to hear from you!


With love,

Mary Beth

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