Life Coach vs. Health Coach: The Differences and Which One to Choose
When you feel better, you are more motivated to tackle other areas of your life that you may have neglected before. This is where a life coach comes in. Take the example of a woman going through perimenopause, Duffy says.
“Once they start feeling better and understand how their hormones are changing, a life coach can take their progress one step further,” she says. “Now they have confidence and more energy, so a life coach can work with them in the next phase of her life, which is to move away from the constant demands of children, learn to set boundaries and change their thinking.”
Like health coaching, which makes incremental changes and slowly sticks to them over time, life coaching does the same with a mindset theory that Duffy calls a growth mindset. “The journey to change can be different for everyone, but by gradually improving our mindset, we create comfort in discomfort,” she says. “This allows the life coach to gather information or data, evaluate and move on to the next stage.”