Life coaching is a practice that helps people identify and achieve personal goals. Life coaching gives people the confidence and ability to move forward in a positive way in the areas of life where they crave change. Life coaches assist clients by using a variety of tools and techniques.
Coaching sessions usually take the form of conversations between the coach and coachee. Progress and change comes from setting appropriate and achievable goals. Throughout the process the coach encourages motivation and commitment to the goals and helps the coachee find ways to overcome barriers and setbacks.
Among the most common benefit reported by coaches are improved sense of direction and focus; increased knowledge of self/self-awareness; greater ability to relate to and influence others; increased motivation; improved personal effectiveness.