Do you feel like you’re banging your head against a brick wall and trying to decide between therapist vs life coach? Let’s end the confusion and break it down.
Therapist vs Life Coach – have you ever wondered about the difference 🤔 I did too for a long time. To me, a therapist sounded uptight and stuffy and I had this belief that I would find myself lying on a lounge in a dark corner of some person’s office snotting into all their tissues. A life coach sounded like something only the rich and famous would have, however, I gave both a go.
For me, my experience with a therapist meant that I spent a lot of time talking and in the short time would feel ok that was until I walked back through my front door, back into my reality of kids, dinner to cook and all the problems that I went to the Therapist to help me overcome or solve (solving felt waaayy easier!), but this just wasn’t the case. So I started exploring different options to help me.
I tried a hypnotherapist, counsellor, energy healer, tarot reader, NLP practitioner, massage therapy. I tried it all (except shock therapy) and whilst all worked and helped a little in their own ways, I still felt stuck in the same canoe of life – unhappy, and unequipped to deal with what felt like my screwed up head.
For me, my life turned around when I hired my first life coach. I wasn’t famous nor was I loaded with a fat wad of money but I knew that in order to get different results in my life, if I was to heal my marriage, get my health back on track and find some kind of purpose to all the crazy, I felt I needed to learn personal development tools and life mastery skills to help me long term to live my best life
What is a Life Coach?
A life coach helps you to take control of your life and help steer you towards your goals of living a successful, happy and fulfilled life, by helping you harness the tools you already have.
Life coaching is more than just the same tired, old, ineffective set of techniques and advice you’ve probably heard and tried to use before. It’s the process by which you learn to harness the invisible principles of success; the ones that govern whether ANY goal or desire you have is going to succeed or fail.
A life coach is someone who will help you…
1. Get clear on what will make you happy.
2. Form a concrete, actionable plan, and gives you the secrets to making sure it succeeds.
3. Discover the obstacles that are secretly holding you back
Is a Life Coach Like a Self-help Book?
Not really. I mean apart from the obvious differences, a life coach doesn’t give you one-size-fits-all advice or a pile of information that you’re left to try to figure out alone in between folding the sheets or running the kids from one place to another. A life coach will help you to create a personalised plan and support you through every step of the journey as you put it into action.
Not only that but a life coach will give you accountability, which helps you stay “in action” even when you’re feeling discouraged, unmotivated or stuck in the familiar cycle of procrastination.
That way, instead of getting a lot of advice, not knowing how to use it all, and putting it on the shelf thus having the most informed bookshelf ever, you can get all your questions answered, start taking action right away, and make fast, consistent progress towards creating AND living your best life – happy, successful and fulfilled
Is Life Coaching Like Therapy?
While a coach can help you to heal from the wounds of your past, that isn’t all a life coach will do. They also help you create the future you desire and help you to stop repeating the patterns that cause you to get hurt, so you can stop accumulating wounds and no longer feel unequipped to deal with challenges when they appear.
A life coach will help you when distractions tempt you to put your dreams on hold for tomorrow, doubts that drain your confidence and slow your progress to a halt, habits that cause your efforts to be ineffective, and fears that lead you to hold back, dimming your light and power and leaving you unable to give it your all.
A Life Coach helps you to discover these obstacles, even if you’re unable to see them yourself, and form a plan for moving past them so that you can move towards living your best life full-steam ahead, instead of making slow progress, or none at all.
What Kinds of Problems can we work together on and solve?
Just like gravity pulls everything, the laws I teach in my Firefly DreamBuilder program teach apply to any problem you’re struggling with, whether it’s…
✔️ A soul-sucking job you want to leave, but you’re afraid of ending up broke in the process
✔️ An unhappy or nonexistent love life
✔️ Chronic illness or repeated, mysterious health problems
✔️ Confusion about your true purpose, and a feeling of being aimless and uninspired
✔️ A busy, stressful lifestyle, and a to-do list that never seems to get smaller
✔️ Feelings of victimhood, despair, self-criticism, fear and self-doubt that hold you back from creating the life of your dreams
✔️ Or anything else that’s keeping you unhappy, stuck, or living a life that’s less than you desire that’s held you back for waaay too long
✔️ Help you learn how to create a clear vision for your future and the steps to take
✔️ How to create new empowering eating, exercise and thought habits
✔️How to keep your energy and motivation throughout the day so you have fuel left in the tank for your kids or snuggles with your partner
✔️ How to remove the struggle and stress from your life
✔️ How to create boundaries And …
✔️ Learn how to stop the people-pleasing and feel confident in saying NO.
Just to name a few…
What benefits do I get from working with a Life Coach?
Everything becomes easier when you know how to use the invisible, universal principles of success. Just like making a cake, when you know the recipe for making the most successful cake you can rinse and repeat.
You can learn how to get in touch with your true, core self and the wisdom of your intuition, you’re able to discover your purpose, notice opportunities that you otherwise might have missed, and avoid obstacles that would have blocked you in the past.
The people, circumstances, abilities and resources you desire come to you easily because all your power is turned toward attracting them instead of working against you and keeping you limited by fears, doubts, or a lack of knowledge.
The Law of Attraction works in your favour, so instead of attracting a never-ending parade of problems, challenges and limitations, you start to attract blessings and successes that never seemed possible before.
You’ll be equipped with the tools to create ANYTHING you want in your life, anytime you want it and faster than you ever thought possible.
Do I need a Life Coach?
If you are still scratching your head and aren’t sure whether you need a Life Coach, see if any one of these is showing up in your life and ringing that bell:
* You feel restless and disconnected from your true self and purpose, and it seems like your life is passing you by
* You’re unhappy, unfulfilled and uninspired, and you aren’t sure what would bring you joy
* The same problem or set of problems is repeating itself over and over in your life
* You have a dream or goal that you desperately want to accomplish, but no matter how hard you work for it, it always seems to be out of reach
* The life you desire seems impossible under your circumstances
* You’re buried under a to-do list full of things that you really DON’T want to do
* Your lifestyle is leaving you burned out, unhappy, and unfulfilled
* You’re struggling to attract love into your life, and feel lonely, unwanted and unsupported as a result
* You long for a more loving, happy family, with a spouse and kids who make you feel supported, respected and cherished
If any of these is true for you, a Life Coach can help you to overcome the obstacles in your path, and create the life that you’ve been longing to live.
Why would I use a life coach?
Everyone needs a system for support, otherwise, we keep living out the same mistakes, stay stuck living the same year over and over again. I mean I’m sure you have heard the term “ Same crap, different day!”? and if you continue living that life you begin to feel worse than an old pair of shoes.
Your subconscious mind will always fear change. It will use doubts, distractions, fear, discouragement, and any method it can come up with to make things stay the same.
Think about the people who start working on their dreams, only to give up partway through. These people were probably trying to go it alone, thinking their willpower could pull them through, only to discover that it wasn’t enough.
Life Coaching may be the right fit for you if you are the kind of woman who…
Has a dream that you’re struggling to make a reality, and you’re making slow, painful progress, or no progress at all…
You’re not sure what would make you happy, but you know that the life you’re living now is sucking the life, joy and inspiration out of you…
Or if you have a soul-sucking job, an unhappy love life, limited finances, bad health, or a lifestyle that you’re unhappy with, and you want to change that, but you aren’t sure how…
…then maybe just perhaps this is the sign from the Universe you have been waiting for.
You can spend all that money on a therapist and only talk yourself in circles OR you can actually create change and have tools that you can use for the rest of your life.
Does this sound exactly what you want? Would you like to see what working together would look and feel like?
If you can feel that energetic tap on your shoulder that’s telling you now is the time to take action towards creating and living your best life. If you would like someone who you can call on to keep you moving forward instead of simply guessing and treating you like everyone else I invite you to discover your 90 Day Reset. Or we can arrange a chat to discover whether I’m the right person to help you find your purpose and create the life of your dreams.
Plus I am blessed to stand beside and empower other mums who are trapped experiencing a lack of motivation and self-sabotaging feelings of not being “good enough” create their dreams and achieve their goals.
Your dreams matter!
Girl, I believe in you