Working in public relations for five years, I’ve never stopped hearing the question, “so what is it exactly that you do?” Naturally, my purpose and true calling in this lifetime would have people asking the same question LOL. It seems like I’ll never escape those eight words, but it’s okay; I’m happy to explain.
Truth be told, there’s a lot of grey area in coaching. There are dozens – perhaps even hundreds – of areas and realms of expertise. I personally am a certified life coach and certified spiritual coach so those are my focus areas (for now). I know, I know – I haven’t answered your question of “well, what the hell does that mean?” So, I’ve included some FAQs below that hopefully will help answer the question of what I do.
What is life coaching?
Life coaching is a profession where a coach helps their clients achieve goals, manifestations, intentions, etc. in their personal or professional lives. As your coach, I am your partner in your work, helping you to create the life you’re meant for while developing strategies to help you achieve results and success. I’m not only your guide and your support system, I’m also your motivator who keeps you accountable. Accountability is a cornerstone of any coaching.
You can read more about what a life coach is here.
What is spiritual coaching?
Spiritual coaching is very similar to life coaching, but is more profound and goes far deeper. You can read more here.
What’s the difference?
The primary difference is the focus areas, but more often than not, they overlap, especially if you are a spiritual person. After all, we are spirit; it’s part of everything we do.
Do I have to be religious to get spiritual coaching?
No. Well, at least not in my practice, and I know several coaches that would say the same. Religion and spirituality are usually synonymous with one another, but just because you don’t identify as religious doesn’t mean you’re not spiritual or that you don’t want to be. In fact, I firmly believe that we’re all spiritual beings having a human experience. For me personally, I was brought up Catholic and come from a super religious family. (I mean my grandmother was going to become a nun and her brother was a priest for Pete’s sake – need I say more?) But as I grew up, expanded my horizons and had different experiences, I came to realize that I didn’t really identify with the Catholic Church anymore. I didn’t want to say, “there is only one way and this is the way.” I simply don’t believe that. I’m glad to have Catholic and Christian teachings as a foundation of faith, but my spirituality it much more universal now. Long story short, whether you identify with a particular religion, as spiritual, or you don’t currently have any spiritual practices, it doesn’t matter. All are welcome here 🙂