Coaching can also bridge the gap between now and where you want to be. Coaching will explore possibilities and implement strategies and techniques to reach your goals faster than you would on your own.
Client Coach relationship is symbiotic. A Coach and a Client learn from each other and grow together. There can be many definitions for a coaching relationship but I think the simplest way I can put it is that Coaching will help people to discover their best self. In other words coaching can help people become the best version of themselves. Life coach sees clients challenges and their strengths as a third party, opening their eyes to find the best options for them. Life coaches will mirror their clients reflecting with them to find their answers that lies within them
Coaching can help better understand yourself, get to know your values and use strategies to achieve the goals honoring your value system.
Coaching can help you recognise the road blocks ( limiting beliefs, repeating patterns) that have tripped you in the past and now lie on the way to you achieving the goals. Coaching can help you adjust the state of mind in order to overcome those road blocks because the same state of mind that created those limiting beliefs can not solve them. Acquiring a positive state of mind will make you aware of whats possible beyond those road blocks.
Life coaches are not consultants. Consultants are subject matter experts. Consultants performs and works on behalf of their clients. They are responsible for the outcome. Consultants require minimal commitment from the clients as they are responsible for the outcome. Life coaches can help clients to be accountable but clients are responsible for their life, and life choices.
Therapists and Life coaches both will help their clients move forward but their objectives and approaches are very different. Therapy is build up on a medical model and they diagnose and cure a dysfunction, illness or a personality disorder. Life coaches do not make a diagnosis or treat illnesses. Life coaching will help you move forward from wherever you are now to where you want to go regardless of what has tripped you in the past. Life coach believes that the client has all the resources required and of the power within them to change and move forward towards their goals.
Coach – Client relationship is a symbiotic mutually beneficial interaction which will facilitate the positive change the client seek. Client will always be remain responsible and accountable for their outcome.