Life Coaching is a process that a life coach (wellness professional) implements to transform someone’s life according to their goals. Basically, a life coach works with their client to help them achieve desired professional and personal goals, and generally improve the self-fulfillment levels of the coachee.
What Does a Life Coach Do?
Helps to identify or clarify goals
Understand the root of the issues and break the circles of bad habits, events, etc.
Guides clients toward finding the solutions to overcome obstacles that hold them back
Ensures that they teach the client "how to fish" - giving them the tools to overcome problems on their own
Develop skills that encourage long-term change
A life coach will also contribute to the client’s better work-life balance, eliminate fears and anxieties and trigger the client’s creativity. Most importantly, a huge amount of work will be done in working with the client’s subconsciousness and mindset change.
The difference between life coaching and therapy is that life coaches cannot treat mental health conditions. Also, a life coach does not need formal education or a degree to be one. However, it is vital to be a professional as you are going to work with people and their lives. So, first of all, get educated on coaching methodologies, choose your niche and practice a lot.
Fountaingate Wellness offers Professional Consultation for Individuals and Groups who are licensed individual and marital counselors and social workers who would like to process the challenges of being an instrument of change while actively treating patients. Dr. Wykes holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and has specific training in assisting new and seasoned therapists in working through such clinical issues as countertransference, resistance, burn-out and other topics. Interested in learning more? Please reach out to our front desk to get started.
I enjoy collaborating with counselors who wish to enthusiastically approach the supervision process to grow personally and professionally. I prefer supervisees who are looking for more than a supervision experience of merely checking off boxes, but rather, one who is willing to wrestle with oneself as an instrument of change that won’t get in the way of the change process. If that is you and you would like to collaborate with me, please contact me for details on the next step.