It seems we hear more and more about life coaching these days.
Life coaching is different from therapy. A life coach isn't necessarily there to help you figure out why you are the way you are (though I suppose some of that is going to happen along the way); they are there to help you figure
out, and then accomplish, the things in life that are important to you.
Often, the coach is in another city and you spend anywhere from $100 to $500 a month (depending on how often you speak with them and for how long) talking with them (the first session is often free, so you can work to find a coach you think is well-suited to you). They often are trained in multiple disciplines and are used to dealing with people in different stages of life.
I'm torn as to how I feel about the concept of life coaching. In some ways, it seems like it would be beneficial, especially to someone like me who works at home. I often feel that my goals are fuzzy and that I'm sort of floating through my days without enough deliberate thought or action. So the clarity and accountability would be welcome. On the other hand, it seems expensive -- and a bit self-indulgent, to be honest -- to consider hiring someone to help in areas where it feels like I should be able to conquer them on my own.
Anyone had experience with life coaching, or an opinion either way?
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