FAQs of Life Coaching, Amherst MA


1. What is a life coach?

Do you find yourself confiding in friends, family or coworkers only to receive advice that doesn’t quite help you achieve the success you’re after? It can be very rewarding and therapeutic to talk to the people in our lives but sometimes our problems benefit from a more technical and specific approach only a professional can offer. In these cases, life coaching may be helpful in accomplishing your goals and moving in the direction of the transformations that you’ve been aspiring towards.

Life coaches are credentialed and licensed professionals who can guide and help you achieve personal goals, overcome obstacles, and start living the life you want. Do you find yourself thinking about making your life better but just don’t know how to make the necessary steps? This is a common and yet difficult realization and a life coach can help you break down the process and move you in the right direction.

By focusing on the present and future to set goals and plans of action, life coaching creates solutions to the problems that may be hindering personal development. Life requires us to work together. It requires us to ask for help. These are positive and transformative steps we must take. Professional techniques and experience allow a life coach to guide you through life’s more difficult situations. With the help of a professional life coach, you can gain the tools and skills to live a more confident, happy, and fulfilling life.


2. What are the benefits of life coaching?

Is there an area in your life that you would like to improve? Is it hard to reach the goal that you’re after? Life coaching could be the option you’re looking for. Whether it’s overcoming a fear of public speaking, achieving the next promotion at work, or balancing the demands of life as a new parent, the benefit of a trained life coach can be the one that transforms you from feeling like you’re just getting by to feeling like you’re in control and thriving.

Life coaches provide professional help with personal goals in many areas. Our lives are not just lived day to day, sometimes they require us to take into account many opportunities and preview a menu of choices. Let us work with you, listen to your individual situation and offer a way forward. Some examples of areas we can help you improve include:

  • Career coaching: work-life balance, entrepreneurshipcareer changenetworking, school and career advancement studies
  • Health & fitness coaching: weight loss and weight gain challenges, wellbeing, wellness, stress management, habit forming and breaking
  • Social & emotional coaching: dating & relationships, social interactions, happiness coaching, grief counseling, time management, family obligations and struggles

Whether you are a college student struggling to adapt to a new environment while maintaining school work and a healthy relationship, or a CEO juggling the stress of intense daily demands and personal obligations, reaching out to a life coach in Amherst MA is an easy and alleviating first step to assessing if professional help with your goals is right for you. Personal fulfillment and satisfaction are not out of reach.


3. Is a life coach right for me?

There are many reasons to seek the help of a professional therapist, counselor, life coach or psychologist. It is certainly not a one-size-fits-all scenario and sometimes it’s tough to know all of your options. Thriveworks Amherst is here to help you understand these options and guide you along to find a fit that’s right for you. If you are looking for goal oriented, structured coaching to help you achieve your dreams and get your life back on track, our counselors and coaches are here to help. Stepping out of your comfort zone is not easy but with support it can heal your life and help you achieve mental, physical, and emotional success!


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    Amherst, MA 01002

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