Life coaching isn’t just giving advice. It’s more about developing a relationship with your client that helps them to decide what changes they need to make to achieve their potential.
Coaching and counselling are similar as they both develop on-going, confidential, one-to-one relationships. However, counselling focuses on deep emotional healing, while coaching concentrates on identifying personal strengths, areas for development and helps clients to plan positive goals.
As well as dealing with clients on an individual basis, you may also deliver personal development workshops for small or large groups. It’s crucial that, as a life coach, you’re able to identify when a client may need to be referred for alternative support.
Life coaching isn’t a regulated service but clients may expect you to be accredited by a professional body to reflect your training and ethical working.