What is a life coach?

A life coach assists an individual in creating a plan to work toward a specific goal. Coaching is future-oriented, goal-oriented, and solution-focused. Coaching services typically cover one or two specialties (such as business, dating, work/life balance, etc) and provide the client with a step-by-step plan to attain their desired outcome. A coach is often more direct in their approach and works with the client to solve a particular problem or enhance an area of a person’s functioning. Assuming the client is relatively healthy and attempting to better their life in some way.

What are some major differences between a Counselor and a Coach?

Counselors work from a medical model of care and are trained to identify and treat mental health diagnosis. Coaches work with relatively healthy people who are looking to enhance their life and work toward a future goal. Counselors tend to look at a person’s past and help them uncover subconscious thoughts and beliefs. Coaches focus on one or two specific problem areas that the client is aware of and has a goal of improving. Coaching services must be paid out of pocket while counseling may be covered by insurance. Counselors tend to meet with clients 1:1 1x per week or every other week for about an hour while Coaches may meet with clients more often or for longer sessions. Counselors must complete specific training and pass a licensing exam in the state where they practice or another state where they have lived and practiced. Coaches do not need to complete any specific training (though many still do), do not require a license, and can work with anyone anywhere in the world.

Relationship + Dating Coaching may be for you if:

You may have a long list of what you *think* you want in a partner, but what happens when no one matches up? Or—what if you finally find someone who meets your criteria, but you still don’t feel that spark?

Take it from someone who spent most of her 20’s dating all of the ‘wrong’ people. I want to help you quickly learn what it took me years to figure out on my own: How to attract and keep a good partner.

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Though many coaches have undergone some type of training and certification, there are no training or licensing requirements for someone to call themselves a coach.

Coaching services can cross state lines and can serve anyone from anywhere in the world. Each coach may have a different “style” of how they work with their client. For example, perhaps they work with individuals completely through video chat, or perhaps they add in options for email, phone calls, and texting. Coaches may offer an online course or downloadable guides as either an alternative or as a supplement to 1:1 services. Coaches and coaching services are quite unique and it is important to perform adequate research to assure a Coach’s services, style, and experience are right for you.

No, insurance does not cover any type of coaching services as coaching does not intend to treat a physical or mental health diagnosis. Coaching is not a part of the medical model of care and is considered a “value-added” service opposed to a necessary health service for an individual with an intent to treat a diagnosis or disease.

It depends. Each coach and each coaching plan may have a different structure. However, coaching tends to be short-term as it is a solution-focused and future-oriented model. For example, one goal that a client chooses to work on with a coach may last 8 weeks, then if they choose to work on another goal, they may work on the new goal for another 8 weeks.

Again – this depends on the coach and the program or service they offer. You may meet with a coach for an initial, longer session, then have weekly check-ins through video chat or a phone call. You may consult through an initial phone call then receive daily texts or bi-weekly emails with check-ins to hold you accountable and assure you are continuing to move toward your stated goals. The amount of contact with a coach can vary greatly though it is typically more often and may contain more variety than a 1-hour session per week.

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