One of the most common misconceptions about life coaching is that it is therapy in disguise — or, worse yet, therapy from an unlicensed practitioner. In reality, life coaching is truly its own unique service designed to help ambitious achievers meet the outcomes that will bring them success and fulfillment. Here are some of the differences between life coaching and therapy, and a basic guide for when each service is appropriate.

 

Difference Between Therapy and Life Coaching:

 

Therapy, also called counseling or psychotherapy, is a long-term process in which a client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, feelings and sometimes physical responses. The idea behind therapy is to focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings. In this sense, therapy focuses on the past and on introspection and analysis.

 

Life coaching is a process which may be long- or short-term. In life coaching, a client works with a coach who is not a healthcare professional in order to clarify goals and identify obstacles to success and problematic behaviors in order to create action plans to achieve desired results. It takes the client’s current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground and is more action-based from that point onward.

Tracey's Life Coaching:

Life

We all have times in our lives where we feel stuck in our relationships or life in general. We will work on having successful relationships or letting go relationships that are no longer working for you in a caring manner. You will start moving towards the life you dream of!

Health and Wellness

No one wants to be unhealthy and overweight and it’s frustrating gaining and losing. Most diets are not sustainable and when you go back to regular food, you fall back into old habits. Working with me, we will reframe your concept about food and start you on a healthy, conscience eating path that will become a way of eating for a lifetime. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and can help you incorporate exercising into your life long health and wellness plan. It’s important for a life long change in eating that you understand your view and feelings towards food. Working together we will go on a journey to a life where you aren’t obsessing over food but enjoying it and being healthy!

Business/Career

I am an entrepreneur and have run several businesses. I know what it takes to start up a company as well as the support you will need. Or, it could be a new career you are searching for or want to advance in the career you are in now. We will work on your goals to move towards a successful business or career and help you discover your true potential and worth. You can have a successful business or career that you love. And, According to the ICF Global Coaching Study commissioned by the International Coach Federation, individual clients reported a median ROI of 3.44 times their investment in coaching. Bottom line, coaching is an investment hat can produce monetary rewards above and beyond the cost.

If you have wondered about coaching and what it can do for you, please sign up for a Free Introductory Session. You can email me at tracey@kickstartakickasslife.com to get started!

I look forward to working with you!