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What is the difference?

Maggie Kelly

What is the difference between a life coach and a therapist? Life coaching is a partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. Coaching is about empowering you to come up with your own answers. Someone may come to a life coach to achieve a goal or to change, enhance or improve some area of their life. Consequently, coaching takes the client from where they are to where the way to be.

Coaching is also results-oriented and therefore focuses on making changes in the present. The client creates a plan of action to move forward and the coach then holds the client accountable to follow through with that plan of action. During the process, common blocks and obstacles are addressed. So, what is the difference?

Features and Benefits of Life Coaching

  • Reconnect to your passion and bring more excitement to your life

  • Discover new possibilities for a career change

  • Finally complete projects you’ve been procrastinating on

  • Find new ways of coping with stress

  • Make changes you’ve been thinking about for years

  • Quickly and easily develop a health routine you enjoy

  • Improve your relationships

  • Breakthrough your persistent fears, limiting beliefs and other obstacles that have prevented you from moving forward

  • Take you through a unique self-discovery process to explore your new identity now that you’re an empty-nester

  • Help you make a plan for reinventing your life after loss, divorce, retirement, a move or any other major life transition.

  • Help you develop the tools and strategies to create the life you envision

  • Provide accountability and support to help you fulfill on realistic Action Plans

“Our own fear of the unknown is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to happiness.”

— Maggie Kelly
Therapy vs. Coaching

Therapy or counseling is about healing deep emotional issues, which usually arise from the past. Perhaps someone has been abused or experienced some degree of trauma. Perhaps someone keeps talking about their family and how their family holds them back.

Certainly, others may have a mental illness to the extent that it affects their functioning in day-to-day life. Some of these illnesses like depression, anxiety, bipolar, and others need the help of a psychotherapist.

Certified Spiritual, Life, and Mediation Coach Maggie Kelly combines life coaching with meditation to help her clients tune in and get clear to their life’s purpose. Once the client begins to get in touch with what it is they truly want for their lives, they are much better equipped to create a plan of action to which Maggie can hold them accountable.

Maggie offers complimentary 30-minute Introductory Life Coaching sessions via Zoom. Let’s have a chat to see if we might be a good fit.

Join us at Satsang House, San Diego’s premier meditation center, to learn how to set a solid foundation of mindfulness into your daily life. Or consider coming to one of our classes or signing up for an online course!

Are you ready to let go of your preconceived notions of yourself and your future?

Are you ready to empower yourself to take action to live an awakened life of passion, meaning and purpose?
One of the most powerful aspects setting coaching apart from traditional therapy is your generative involvement in your own transformation. In collaboration with Maggie Kelly, you will be supported in creating a personalized Action Plan and held accountable for its fulfillment. Your commitment and consistency are key to your progress throughout this life-altering journey.
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Maggie Kelly
Life Coach & Spiritual Mentor
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