The Case for Life Coaching with Dr. Caitlin Faas

Caitlin Faas returns to the show to talk about life coaching—what it is, how it works, how it helps, and common misconceptions.

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Show Notes

Here are some of the highlights from our conversation:

  • How Caitlin went from tenured professor to life coach
  • Objections to life coaching:
    1. Life coaching isn’t legit…
    2. If you think you need a life coach, what you really need is a therapist
    3. There’s nothing you can get from a life coach that you can’t get from a good friend
    4. Life coaches are just snake-oil salesman out to make a quick buck off of vulnerable people
    5. Life coaching is too “woo-woo” or new-agey
  • How to find a life coach who’s a good fit for you
  • How to know if you need a life coach or a therapist
  • The dangers of using family and friends as your emotional support person
  • Can you do coaching and therapy at the same time?
  • How much does life coaching cost?
  • How often will I meet with a life coach?
  • What does a life coaching session look like?
  • Where to find a life coach?
  • Is there specific credentialing I should look for with a life coach?

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Very nice overview. As a former physician assistant and lawyer, I’ve added clients and work as a Martha Beck trained life coach to my consulting business. The biggest challenge I have is not dipping into ‘consulting’ when coaching clients aren’t ready to do any personal development work and use coaching as a place to unload. Still finding the right balance. I’ve posted this to several sites for others to hear. Thanks for tackling the issue head on.

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