The reality is that the life coach industry is exploding. In fact, it’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Becoming a life coach offers you the flexibility to work whenever and wherever you want—while earning as much money as you want. (There are many life coaches making millions of dollars each year.) The opportunities for a highly skilled coach are endless.

So, why would you need a life coach in the first place? Simply put, coaching helps you identify what’s going on in your own brain. When you feel unable to get the results you want or feel frustrated with your life, coaching is the answer. A life coach can help you recognize you’re stuck and show you exactly what needs to change when you can’t see it yourself. A life coach is like the best friend who will call you out when you’re showing up in a way you don’t want to, give you tough love, and believe in you way before you may be able to. They help you create the exact life you’ve always wanted.

What’s the Difference Between a
Life Coach and a Therapist?

Although coaching can be therapeutic, there’s a big difference between a life coach and a therapist. In a nutshell, most of therapy focuses on the past to help understand what’s happening in the present, while life coaching identifies current problematic behaviors to help the client become unstuck and improve their future.

Life coaching provides a solution for those who are highly functioning and yet still suffering. A life coach can help you use massive action to completely transform your life, to take it that next level, and to change what you thought you were ever capable of. When you work directly with a life coach, you will be pushed to the highest levels of performance and life satisfaction.

Therapists, on the other hand, seek to bring clients to a base level that is healthy and functioning. Often in therapy, you will be asked to explore your early childhood, family, and relationship issues. However, coaching rarely asks about your past, choosing to focus on the here and now.

If you’re looking for someone to help you improve the life you’re currently living so you can achieve personal and professional goals, reach your perfect weight, or feel better in general, a life coach is ideal. However, to help you recover from past traumas, move forward from a devastating life event such as divorce, or work through depression, you would most likely want to work with a therapist.

Most people seek therapy because they are looking to heal an emotional wound. Coaching assumes the client is full of potential and often asks the question, “What’s next?”

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What to Expect During Your
Session With a Life Coach

You’ll be amazed at the clarity, insight, and help you can get from working through your problems on a coaching call. Whether you’re being coached directly during a private session or listening to others being coached on a group call, listening to the application of the Model will help you experience life-changing breakthroughs.

You may seek coaching because of overeating, overdrinking, money, or your relationships, but don’t be afraid to dive into whatever you’re feeling at the time. You can bring any issue you’re concerned about to your coaching sessions—no limit is off-topic.

What Skills Are Needed to
Become a Life Coach?

If you’re interested in becoming a life coach, there’s no better place to get certified than through The Life Coach School. We train the best coaches in the world. Period.

During the six-month journey, you’ll learn the tools of life coaching and establish the skills you need to work directly with clients. Master Coach Instructor Brooke Castillo will teach you her secrets to becoming one of the most successful life coaches in the world. By the end of the six months, you’ll have a level of confidence and knowledge that no other school provides.

How Do You Get Certified as a Life Coach?

When you enroll in the Coach Certification Program at The Life Coach School, you must take the massive action that is required to become a practicing coach. We believe it is an honor and a privilege to coach people who need help, which is why we consistently overdeliver, setting the standard for the life coaching industry.

During your certification, you will practice live with your instructor and submit recorded samples of yourself coaching clients. This allows your instructor to provide insightful feedback to help sharpen your coaching skills and set you up for success after you receive your life coach certification. You will also be required to take an exam at the end of the program before you are certified. If you show up and pay attention during class, this exam is easy.

At The Life Coach School, you continue to receive support after you’ve been certified. From a certified alumni site to coach certification tracks, you will leave the School prepared to be a successful entrepreneur with coaching skills that you can’t get anywhere else. We’d love for you to come join us at The Life Coach School and start your journey to the perfect career today.

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