What is a Life and Wellness Coach
First, what is a professional coach? The International Coach Federation (ICF) -- the leading global coaching organization and professional association for coaches -- defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
Coaches help their clients explore and come up with the best choices for them based on where they are and their vision for their future. Coaches are experts at the process of changing behavior, which is far more valuable than simply giving instructions. Life and wellness coaches push their clients to find success and satisfaction from their job or lifestyle.
Your coach is your advocate. They want the best from you. They will work with you to help you reach your goals and to succeed. Your coach will hold you accountable and challenge you to grow and do more than you think you can do. They may push, pull, and stretch you in ways that may feel uncomfortable to attain your goal.