A coach walks alongside a person for a time in their life and coaches them through it. A person with a specific goal or who is going through a particular change in life may employ a life coach to help guide and encourage them through the transition.
“I believe coaching allows people the opportunity to explore what is in their heart and do some dreaming. For me personally, when my client accomplishes a dream or life long goal or even changes the way they think and develops new habits, it is not only transformational for them, it is exciting for me as their coach.” By Janet Daughtry [My Life Coach trainer.]
Clearly, we all need help sometimes in meeting certain goals.
Coaching is not mentoring. Coaching is not counseling. Coaching is facilitating you to reach inside yourself and find the answers. After all, the answers lie within each of us.