Coaching (also referred to as "life-coaching") is a field of counseling which focuses on motivation, support, and generating lasting confidence as a means of helping people establish and reach goals to advance themselves. Unlike most forms of therapy, does not require a degree or official certification, though many programs exist for coaching certification. 

While other forms of therapy are typically founded on specific theories or concepts, coaching is considered more free-form and can vary greatly from coach to coach, depending on their individual preferences.


Common coaching methods pull from different areas of therapy to help you understand your current circumstances, visualize your goals, and develop strategies to achieve them. In addition, coaches can often be more hands-on and focus on holding you accountable to your goals and progress.

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