If you have been in a professional job for any amount of time, then you have certainly heard mention of both business and life coaching. While the context of the mentions may differ, you may still not have a clear definition of the two that would allow you to make an informed decision as to whether one would suit your needs. So, what are the differences between a business coach and a life coach? You might have a clue simply based on the descriptive names of the two, but let’s clarify them both somewhat.
A business coach is one who will work with you on your professional performance. She or he will help you to get your business squared away and put that fine edge on your business skills. Choosing to work with a business coach is a decision that can help you be your best both in business and in your life as well. The relationship that you form with a business coach is quite simple in that your first goal is to build a strong foundation from which you will build your successes. One question that you will be asked is what you are looking to achieve in your endeavors – what you expect to accomplish in your business – if it were to be running at peak efficiency. Working with a competent and skilled business coach can help you to hone your focus, better your management skills, and increase your motivation in business.
A life coach, on the other hand, is one who focuses primarily on life skills. She or he will help you to determine your strengths and weaknesses from which a betterment plan can be implemented. Working with a life coach will help you to be the best you can be in life and in the lives of those around you. The foundation you work to achieve with a life coach is one based on the successes in life you most wish to achieve. A life coach will ask you to look deep inside and ask what it is that you really wish to achieve in life. Your focus, the direction you wish to go, your personal management skills, and your motivation will all be examined and addressed. Working with a professional life coach will help you to achieve these things which might not otherwise come so easily.
Now that you know the differences, which do you see a need for in your life? Do you simply need some help getting your personal life in order? Maybe you need assistance getting that fine edge on your business skills that will help you excel. Either way, make sure that you speak to a coach who has the professionalism, skills, and experience to help you address those needs. A great coach like myself will know when we can help and when we might need to refer you to someone better suited to your personal needs. Give me a call today and let’s find out what we can do to get you on the pathway to success that best suits you.