Should I seek out a Therapist or a Life coach?
Naturally, the decision to seek out a therapist or a life coach is a very personal one and depends on your needs. It might help to imagine yourself getting ready to climb a mountain. You could either hire an expert guide for your expedition, or a doctor. Which should you choose?
If you feel unwell, a guide wouldn’t do you any good. You need to be at a baseline level of good health before you can make the climb at all, so if you’re not, you might need to see the doctor before trying something that challenging. However, if you need someone to help you with a climbing strategy, the best way to carry your load of supplies, or finding the best path, the guide is the best bet.
The life coach is like the guide in this example. He has expert knowledge of your climb and can help you reach the summit. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life.