“What Exactly is a Life Coach?”

A Life Coach is somewhat like a personal trainer. You have to make a decision and commitment to changes in your life.

Life coaches help you uncover what’s blocking your success and happiness in areas of your life such as relationships, career, health, personal growth, and more. A life coach can help you identify priorities and guide you to discover what your passion really is, how to achieve it, and how to remove the emotional and psychological barriers that are preventing you from reaching your goals.

Life Coaching Certification – What Credentials Should Your Coach Have?

It may surprise you to know that there is absolutely no regulations or credentials required to be a life coach.

If you conduct a quick Google search, I’m sure that you will see lots of people claiming to be a certified life coach, or advertise some kind of life coaching certification. In actuality, a life coaching certification can be anything from a weekend training class, to an internet based two-hour self-study course.  If a life coach has a certification from a program certified by The International Coaching Federation (ICF), you can assure that this coach has completed stringent education and experience requirements.  A life coach should have high standards and follow a set of ethics.  For more information on ICF click here.

It is not necessary for a life coach to be certified or a licensed mental health professional, but you want to work with a coach that has a good amount of training and understanding of human behavior, psychology, sociology and social interactions, personality theory, or emotional and mental health.  Perhaps you are not achieving your goals because you have an untreated behavioral health issue, such as, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, or a Substance Use Disorder.

How Can a Life Coach Help You?

Hold you accountable in order to achieve your identified goals and dreams

Keep you focused and on track

Give you new and more effective strategies to manage your life

Help you with stress management and other emotional issues

Collaborate with you to design a concrete plan to get you where you want to be in your life

Help you improve your relationships

Help you be more effective and productive at work or home

Teach you how to get more satisfaction out of life

Help you better understand and improve your physical health

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