“The ICF (International Coach Federation) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” –www.coachfederation.com
No. Life coaching is not therapy. Where therapy typically aids in the recovery of the client, life coaching aids in the discovery of the client. Life coaching focuses on the client as being a whole, capable and creative human being who is the expert at his/her own life. Life coaching works with the client to optimize his/her life experience based on their goals.