Maryanne Kelly, M.A., Life Coach
What is the difference between a life coach and a counselor?
Life coaching and therapy are two very different processes. Counseling is about diagnosing problems and directing the patient towards healing from emotional pain and old wounds. The counselor tells patients what is wrong or dysfunctional and helps them to get better.
Life coaching is action and future-oriented, assisting clients as they create goals, discover their own solutions around barriers, moving beyond 'stuck,' and deciding how to change and improve their lives. Coaching is a highly positive partnership that focuses on what can be done now and in the future. You are in charge!