What is a Coach?


Occasionally, when I tell someone that I’m a life coach, I get a perplexed look in return. No, I didn’t quit medicine to coach my daughter’s soccer team. In its most basic definition, a coach helps you play to your strengths.


Most coaches aren’t best-selling authors giving TED talks promising that you will have the life you could only dream of if you only do these 5 “simple” things. Not there is anything wrong with that, but most of us are regular people who want to help you unlock the potential that you are struggling to access right now.


A coach partners with you to help you uncover those hidden parts of yourself to become your best version of you.


There are dozens of types of coaches; life coaches, burnout coaches, executive coaches, health and wellness coaches, mindset coaches and business coaches just to name a few. For almost any area of your life that you would like to improve in, there is probably a coach who can help you.


The purpose of coaching is not to give you our “expert opinion” about whatever area of your life you are working on. You are the expert in your own life. Coaches help you bring to the surface those parts of yourself that can help you live optimally. Coaches can also help you identify and remove obstacles so that you can keep moving forward.


I coach to help you see your ideal self. Maybe you’ve never considered who you would be if you were living your best life. Once you know who that person is, you can come up with actions around your strengths to begin to move forward.


Most people meet with their coaches individually or in group sessions. Don’t be surprised if there are homework assignments or challenges. Coaching is all about actions to help you move forward.


You are the expert in your own life.

So, if you’re looking to take a step forward, but can’t quite see the path ahead, try working with a coach.


Curious? Reach out to me and we can see if coaching with me is right for you.