Questions About Coaching

What is coaching?

Coaching is “a partnership that maximizes human potential.” It is life-changing, world-changing work.

Coaching empowers individuals and organizations to meet the pressing challenges of our time with new levels of creativity, sensitivity, and awareness.

How does coaching work at Living your Best Life?

Our coaches help clients articulate their vision and values, deepen their self-awareness, and expand their sense of possibility. Clients identify and build on their strengths, set goals they are passionate about, create dynamic action plans, achieve greater fulfillment and success, and make the changes that are needed in this world.

What are some reasons people hire a coach?

  • To create a healthier, happier, more meaningful life
  • To enhance their career and/or make their present job more fulfilling
  • To work with their team to increase productivity and effectiveness
  • To lead a change initiative in an organization or community
  • To transform themselves and the world around them

How is coaching different from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy frequently focuses on the past and on healing psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, phobia, trauma, destructive behaviors and addiction. Coaching is primarily learning and action-oriented, moving people toward the fulfillment of their life purpose, dreams, and goals. Coaches regularly refer clients to psychotherapists and other mental health professionals for issues that are better suited to a therapeutic relationship.

How important is cultural awareness in the coaching profession?

Diversity and inclusion is often overlooked and undervalued in the coaching world. We think that is a huge mistake. To be truly effective, the coaching profession needs to address power and privilege at the personal and systems level. Together we can make coaching more accessible to all, as we give people the tools to effect lasting social change.