A personal life coach is someone who comes alongside you to help you establish focus, discover possibilities, help you remove barriers, become self-aware, and create and execute a plan.
The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Whereas Counseling, helps a person heal from trauma and is more problem-focused over solution-focused.
Coaching sessions typically last one hour where your coach will ask thought provoking questions, establish the expectations for each session, provide coaching towards goals and action steps, identify key outcomes, and finally, discuss methods of accountability
Coaching is individually based and it is entirely up to the client and coach to determine the amount of coaching needed. The results of coaching will largely depend on your commitment to the process.