Frequently asked questions about life coaching

Frequently asked questions about life coachingThis month I wanted to explore some of the frequently asked questions about what life coaching is and how it can help people achieve more. If there is anything else you need to know then you contact me directly.

Does a life Coach need to be qualified?

There is no legal requirement for a life coach to have a formal qualification, however would you see a therapist or counsellor who is not qualified? Look for a coach who has completed a robust qualification with a reputable training organisation such as The Coaching Academy. It is important to know that your coach is abiding by the ethics and core competencies of an organisation such as the international Coaching Federation (ICF) as this demonstrates their commitment to doing good and not harm. I would also check that they are covered with insurance and Data Protection.

What is a Life Coach?

A personal development or life coach supports individuals in many different aspects of their lives. They can help you with personal growth, career changes or promotion, health, and well-being, improving confidence and many more areas. They support your passion, reaching your goals and making progress towards where you want to be.

What to expect from Life Coaching

The coaching conversation is structured with the aim of identifying the goal for the session, understanding what someone has already done to achieve their goal. what obstacles may be holding them back, generating ideas to support the goal and agreeing actions to complete between sessions to move a person further forward. The client always stays in control of what is discussed but agrees to be challenged when necessary or interrupted and brought back to the goal when they wander of topic. Coaching is a partnership between equals, the coach believes in the clients abilities to be successful and helps them celebrate their successes.

Benefits of Life Coaching

  • Provides a clear direction and focus.
  • Reduces stress and negative thinking.
  • Encourages a growth mindset.
  • Improves communication.
  • Builds stronger relationships.
  • Provides a solution when a person is stuck and is struggling to move forward.
  • Releases creativity and supports success.
  • Helps form new habits.


When looking at what life coaching can achieve it has been discovered that:

  • It reduces procrastination.
  • Improves self-empowerment and self-efficacy.
  • It enhances well-being and improves functionality within organisations.

What area of your life do you want to improve? A no obligation discovery call will help you to decide if coaching will be of benefit to you. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch and opening up to a world of possibilities.

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