The definition of a coach is a professional who helps you achieve goals and develop specific areas of your person and/or business life. The coach stays with you to help you integrate the changes, new skills, and goals to make sure they really happen. Coaches are focused on goals and future outcomes. Coaching bridges the gap between traditional healthcare options and behavioral changes.
Coaches act as allies and advocates for their clients to help them improve various aspects of their life. Contrary to other health fields, wellness coaches usually refrain from acting as “the expert” for how their client should live. Instead, the client remains in control of determining what changes they want to make.
Coaching shouldn’t be confused with the kind of work that’s performed by specialists like psychotherapists, nutritionists or personal trainers. They are not allowed to give clients professional advice without further certification, only offer guidance to help make choices that suit the desired lifestyle.
By providing you with an opportunity to look towards the future, coaches are here to guide, encourage and assist you to discover and illuminate your overall strengths and abilities.
There is a wide range of coaching options available, some specific – such as grief and business and others more encompassing – such as life and wellness coaching.
A business coach focuses on the aspects of your business that you may be struggling with, assisting in guidance to reaching goals, achieving success and building the business you would like to have.
A Health Coach is a mentor and wellness authority who is supportive and helps others optimize their wellness through food and lifestyle changes based on the individual needs and goals.
These 1-on-1 sessions focus on personal development not necessarily tied to professional aspirations, although growth might impact them. This differs from therapy in that the coach is not seeking to delve into the past for the purpose of healing. While past incidents might come up in conversation with the coach, the focus—as with all types of coaching—is future-focused. The coachee identifies the desired life goal or presents a situation they are seeking to work through and engages a coach to help them set a plan to make progress. If a past issue surfaces and is seen to be holding the person back in a significant way, it is not unusual that the coaching is suspended for a time so the person can meet with a therapist or counselor, then return later to the coach to continue with life coaching.
A wellness coach covers a broad range of situations that affect your well-being.
A grief coach supports you during mourning and guides you into recovery. A grief coach helps you deal with tough emotions as you go through the varied stages of grief.
Life coaches can look to create a plan tailored to your specific goals and desires, supporting you as you put the steps into action. Any time you feel demotivated or unsure, they will be there to guide you, providing valuable accountability. Spiritual coaching aims to help you transcend any previous limits to tap into your higher purpose. Helping you to discover and embrace your true self, this form of coaching tunes into your own spiritual journey. Spiritual coaches may differ in their approaches and methods. Some may look to religion, others may look to energy or even spirit guides. Many take a holistic approach, looking at every element of your life and noting the links between these and your purpose.
Intuitive Life Coach:
An intuitive coach is a professional coach who follows the same principles and teachings of traditional coachings, such as goal setting, working on habits and beliefs, but the difference is intuitive coaches encourage you to connect to the deepest parts of yourself, guide you through your intuition and help you to tap into the power of the divine energy we all feel the presence of. They may also tap into Energy Coaching using the laws of the universe are the key elements that take part in the intuitive coaching practice; they indicate that everything around us is energy. Therefore, this means that we, as human beings, are vibrating energy too – but on different frequency levels, depending on the emotions that we are feeling. As Albert Einstein once said: “Everything is a vibration.” An intuitive coach makes you aware of your own energy fields and works with you on shifting your emotional states to bring you back into alignment with the source of energy: unlimited and unconditional love which, in turn, creates harmony in your life. They may also refer to and work with the Law of Attraction.