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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Life Coach � Excuse Me?

What is a life coach, anyway? I asked that question of my friend, Elaine, who had just completed her training at Coach Institute. She told me, “Therapy is about the past. Life Coaching is about the future.” Okay, that helps some.

She went on to say that in therapy, people look to the past to solve their problems in the present. But in life coaching, they learn skills and tools to move forward into the future. It’s not about healing, so much as it is about training. It’s also about getting to know yourself and your own talents so that you can make a living doing something you really love and are good at.

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