Fear, Burnout, and the current-state Great Resign, due primarily to the stresses of the pandemic …. a record 4 million people quit their jobs in April 2021 alone, according to the Labor Department. The pandemic has given people all kinds of reasons to change direction. Some people, particularly those who work in low wage jobs at restaurants, are leaving for better pay. Others have left jobs that were simply not a good fit and their priorities have shifted to living in integrity. While everyone has their own personal ways of coping with work-related stress, like exercise or meditation, an expert can help. There are several routes that you can take toward self-improvement, from therapy apps to coaches who specialize in helping executives and entrepreneurs. The question is, how can you tell which type of expert is right for your needs?
For starters, therapists are required to meet education and license requirements to provide treatment. Coaches aren’t held to the same rigorous standards. The overarching difference between coaches and therapists may be best described this way “A really great coach is there to take you from where you are now - to where you want to be tomorrow and can help you reach peak performance, but if you have some injuries from your past – that linger with you today - that haven’t healed properly, then therapy is your best avenue. Both coaches and therapists provide useful tools and can be beneficial in different ways.
Career coaches help people with their work concerns, specifically.
Career coaches are hired during a transitional period; either when a person leaves a job or loses a job. Sometimes people seek career coaches if they’re dissatisfied, frustrated or “not feeling a sense of fulfillment” at their job.
Life coaches guide you through all aspects of your life, from your romantic relationships to your finances and beyond, and help you plan for the future and make decisions.
The point of life-coaching is to create an action plan that helps you change your behavior in some area of your life.
A therapist’s job is to help you understand your own internal emotional and psychological workings that contribute to your behavior patterns, or get in the way of moving toward your goals.
You don’t have to wait until you have a problem or crisis to go to therapy; many high-functioning people go to therapy simply because they want to enrich their lives, learn to cope with stress and anxiety or be happier.
Live a Meaningful Life
It can be easy to run through the maze of life without pausing to think of its meaning…
How to live a meaningful life?
Does what I’m doing matter? More importantly, does it matter to me?
Feeling that what you’re doing has a real purpose and meaning that matters to you can make a huge difference in your life. It makes getting up each day the most exciting thing in the world.
You can’t wait to get started. Forget trying to force yourself to work hard, it becomes more important to remind yourself to take breaks to eat!
But how can we cultivate a more meaningful life? The answer is usually complicated. It can depend on many factors. Those factors include knowing what is important, how to pursue your passion, discovering your life’s purpose, becoming self-aware, and more that VisionQuest life Coaching can help you to do.
Why Choose Us
Depth and breadth of experience as an effective Master Certified Life Coach
Proven success with many clients to recognize and achieve their specific goals
Established paths for individuals to reach personal and professional fulfillment
Partnered with individuals to develop plans of actions and milestone markers to help them to improve communication abilities, decision-making, stress reduction, visualizing, goal setting and achieving, values clarification, work-life balance, realistic affirmations, and many other essential life skills
Life isn't fair. It's true, and yet we still have to deal with it. Quitting resolves nothing. Complaining about it never levels the playing field… but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward.
Rise up. Live life.
You may not always have the courage or strength to rise up on your own, so reach out to a life coach. They will walk with you and help you to get back on the smooth and easier path again. Life coaches embrace the belief that life is not fully lived until it’s lived for others. VisionQuest Life Coaching is here for you.