Life coaches work with functioning individuals who are looking to create a pathway to reaching set goals. Whether it is work, personal or family, coaches act as unbiased thinking partners and hold their clients accountable by typically having weekly or bi-weekly one-hour sessions.
Psychotherapy is a collaboration between a licensed therapist and a client using research-based techniques that help people develop more effective habits and live happier, healthier lives, according to the American Psychological Association.
Life coaching is unregulated. The profession requires no formal education, training or licensing. This allows virtually anyone to call themselves a coach.
“The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership,” according to ICF, the largest coaching organization and closest to a regulatory body.
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