How’s Leadership & Wellbeing Coaching Different From Life Coaching?

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The first blog entry of a leadership & well-being coach.

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by this well-being and mind coaching blog. Since this is my first blog post ever, you’re probably one of the first to review this blog, and I appreciate that.

I bet if you’ve come this far, you have some questions. I plan to use this blog space to answer questions and provide nuggets of info about leadership and well-being.

First things first. Are you wondering…what’s coaching? What’s leadership coaching? What’s wellbeing coaching? What’s life coaching? And why is it so confusing?

Coaching is a generic term and takes on so many forms – so of course, you have questions. In our day-to-day culture, we typically understand coaching in the context of sports, fitness, career, acting, business, and the like.

What is coaching?

An easy way to understand coaching is this:

Coaching is a style and technique.

A person can use this style and technique to help another person in an area that they’re interested in up-leveling, growing, or developing. (read more on coaching style and technique).

What’s a Life Coach?

The term “life coach” gained popularity in the past because it’s a convenient catch-all, but it doesn’t really communicate a whole lot since the definition is so broad and loosely defined.

A simple Google search for a “life coach” will pull up results with a wide range of focus to include:

  • Spiritual coach
  • Productivity coach
  • Business / Entrepreneur coach
  • Happiness coach
  • Self-love coach
  • Gratitude coach
  • Clarity coach
  • Motivational coach
  • Success coach

This is why life coaching became so popular – because there’s something for everyone.

However, if you’re looking for a coach for the first time, searching for the term “life coach” could be ridiculously confusing. If you need help finding a credible coach that fits your needs: See here for the ultimate guide for everything you need to know before hiring a coach.

Life Coaching is a broad umbrella that includes specific focus areas such as leadership and wellbeing.

In the spirit of clarifying my service and focus: I’m a conscious leadership & wellbeing coach.

I partner with individuals to lead with clarity instead of stress.

My coaching approach is grounded in psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, and trauma-informed practices.

Here are the foundational coaching tenents that I follow when working with my clients:

  • I view and work with you as a whole person: mind, body, and spirit
  • I hold YOUR agenda (not mine, not your organization or boss, not your friends or family, not even the broader society)
  • We co-create a safe space for you to tap into your inner wisdom and intuition to connect with your truth
  • I facilitate a process for you to get different perspectives that allow you to decide what’s best for you
  • I keep you accountable based on what you say is important to you

Read a more recent article on why some people work with a coach.