Life coaching is has more in common with being a good friend than being a therapist. The Life Coach Practitioner often will assist people in decision making, by identifying obstacles and challenges in their life and helping them examine their options; so that the best course of action can be taken. This extends to projects of a business or personal nature as well as general life conditions, transitions and relationships.
The personal development practitioner assists patients in learning skills and language to acknowledge and pursue improved personal awareness about identity, talents and potential. Building human capital, facilitating employability, enhancing quality of life and realizing dreams and aspirations are at the core of this modality.
The expansion of self-awareness and knowledge is the dictum of Personal Development. Living consciously at my full potential and reaching real happiness and success in life is considered at
every level, in the social realm. In the mind, body, spirit. The goal of Personal Development is to be a self-realized human being.
Mainly the skills and language taught by practitioners focus on recognising and describing ones feelings, checking the accuracy of assumptions, finding realistic and pragmatic ways to achieve goals and become better problem solvers.
Increased personal growth and development is the goal of anyone who suffers from problems in their relationship with others, or who suffer emotionally with feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety, or depression.