Coaching vs. Therapy
Dr. Martha Beck* equates life coaching with a personal trainer for your life.
She explains that when you are physically ill, you work with a
doctor to regain your health. When you are physically healthy and want
to take your body to peak performance, you may consult a personal
Similarly, if you are experiencing issues with your
mental health, you may want to consult a licensed therapist or
psychologist however, if you want to experience more satisfying and
meaningful life experiences – such as improving your career,
relationships, or work/life balance – then hiring a life coach is a
great way to go... or you could just keep listening to the voices in your head and your friends but how has that been working for you?
*Dr. Martha Beck, PhD is a best-selling author, and monthly O magazine columnist.