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What does a Life Coach do?

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Answered March 01 2021
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A Life Coach is a professional who provides counseling and assistance to their clients to help them solve whatever problem they may be facing. Their roles and responsibilities will be situational, depending on each client. Still, the main objective is to help enlighten and advise their clients about which steps to take to improve their current situation.  
Life Coaches will adapt their methodology for each client, and their roles are very goal-specific. It is common for Life Coaches to act as a source of encouragement and counseling for individuals for various issues. For example, someone may see a Life Coach if they seek more direction in life, be more confident, or want to change their career but are lacking direction. Life Coaches focus on the present situation and rarely allow their clients to focus too heavily on the past. They aim to help their clients achieve their goals by uncovering a custom solution that benefits them with the best and most encouraging outcomes.  
Roles & Responsibilities for a Life Coach
  •  Interviewing clients to assess their backgrounds, needs, and goals 
  • Analyzing clients’ backgrounds, as well as assessing their needs and skills 
  • Establishing a strategy and a plan to help them achieve their goals
  • Providing clients with health-related counseling and information regarding hygiene, diet, and exercising 
  • Liaising with licensed nutritionists and physicians
  • Developing and establishing healthy habits
  • Creating a weekly exercising routine 
  • Reinforcing and promoting healthy and hygienic habits
  • Analyzing clients' financial records and incomes to assess their current situations
  • Establishing a monthly budget and prioritizing the essentials (e.g., food and utilities)
  • Explaining basic financial management tips 
  • Assisting with finances and record keeping
  • Interviewing clients to obtain employment history, educational background, and career goals
  • Identifying clients’ skills, needs, difficulties, and opportunities
  • Administering and interpreting tests designed to determine interests, aptitudes, and abilities
  • Identifying career opportunities by collecting labour market information
  • Providing information and strategies to maintain a job or move upwards within an organization, dealing with job dissatisfaction, making mid-career changes, and adjusting to workplace transitions
  • Offering tips and strategies to have and maintain a healthy social life and interpersonal relationships, romantic and otherwise
  • Keeping records of each client, their needs, goals, and progress
  • Evaluating clients progress and providing constant encouragement 
  • Adjusting strategies and goals as needed