What even is a Life Coach? How is it different than a therapist?
What do you do exactly?
Why would I need a life coach?
Wouldn’t a therapist be better?
These are all questions that have come up, and I’m sure will continue to come up so I thought I would share with all of you.
What is the difference between life coaching and therapy?
I used to say that many therapist tend to focus on the past and help you reconcile things there, while a life coach helps you focus on the future and what you would like to create.
Now I usually answer in this way…….
If you had a surgery and needed help to get back to normal functioning, you would go see a physical therapist.
If you were mostly healthy but wanted to get stronger, you might hire a personal trainer.
Both are super valuable, and both have their place and expertise in helping you.
If you are in the process of recovering from unprocessed trauma, overwhelming grief, or the effects of addiction, or abuse, a therapist can be very beneficial helping you through that recovery.
If you are dealing with other less serious challenges, or are looking for another source of help because you feel like things could be better, I would recommend a life coach.
I am a personal trainer for your brain. Thoughts are optional. Seems unlikely though right? Your thoughts might be helping you or they might be holding you back. You can choose which ones you want to fuel your actions. It takes effort and practice.
Together we can look at the things you are struggling with and see if there is a different perspective that might help you move forward.
Do I have the answers to make your life better? No…. but I have tools that can help you determine those answers for yourself.
My goal is to “show” you how you’re currently thinking and how that leads to your current result. It is your decision to determine if you want to change that thinking or result and how. It can make all the difference in the world if you choose.
How do I know? Because I know what coaching has taught me. It has changed the way I think…… about myself, about my relationships, about the challenges I struggle with, about my life.
What I have learned and what I will help you learn just reinforces my overarching thought…..
Remember………It’s ALL good!
I’m Michelle. I am learning how to minimize my overwhelm, perfectionism, and people-pleasing and I am ready to help you do the same. I’m a certified Life Coach and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come with me and learn how.