What is Life Coaching?

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I am asked how Life Coaching is different from Therapy almost every day!  It’s a really common question and there’s a lot of confusion about where one ends and the other begins. 

Therapists belong to a highly regulated profession.  Oftentimes therapy is very focused on the past and on dysfunction. People may have a specific diagnosis or need treatment to ‘fix the thing that’s wrong’. 

Life coaching, on the other hand, is future focused!  We may explore your past and help you re-author parts to serve you better, but the point is to put the past behind you.  We look at what is happening right now and what you want for the future.  It’s a results-oriented process, with a purpose to get you from 0 to 100! In my coaching, we also focus on building safety and befriending your nervous system so you can move forward in your life!

While you can’t change your circumstances, you can learn how to regulate your nervous system and then choose how to think about your circumstances. 

We are better at taking care of our bodies – going to the gym, hiring personal trainers, private memberships, fitness classes or joining groups to help us follow diets – than we are at investing the same way in our brain.   Life coaching with me is that investment in taking care of the health of your nervous system and mind.   

As an expert on change and resilience when it comes to the human mind, the nervous system, emotions, behaviors and relationships, I am committed to helping you achieve growth and transformation.

In recent years, research has shown that it is possible to come through loss, struggle and adversity with a renewed sense of strength and resilience.  It is called Post Traumatic Growth.

Seeking meaning following change and adversity is a personal journey, but using the principles of resilience, combined with coaching, I help facilitate growth.

I help empower you to take responsibility for your own healing and growth.

Learn to befriend your nervous system. Learn to value your mind. 

Start seeing results immediately with the tools I teach.

Please note: While I am a registered Speech Language Pathologist, Leah Davidson Life Coaching only offers life coaching services.