How is Business Coaching Different from Life Coaching?

Difference between business coaching and life coaching

Typically, the goals related to business coaching and life coaching differ. Within business coaching, the focus is typically on profitability, staff development, and operations. Whereas, life coaching is typically focused on a personal pursuit such as identifying your new career or field, managing challenging relationships, and personal growth through stress management and fulfillment.

Even though business coaching and life coaching have significant differences, they often overlap since it’s not easy for people to compartmentalize their lives. Oftentimes, personal situations arise at work and vice versa. Interestingly, studies indicate that less than 3% of business professionals hired a coach to address personal issues. However, 76% reported having addressed a personal issue with someone they considered their business coach.

Whether you’re looking for a business coach or life coach, I can help. I offer both types of coaching but understand that no matter where your primary focus lies, we’ll likely touch on a bit of your personal and professional life in each session. If you’re not sure what type of coaching you need, I can help you with that as well. Just fill out my contact form and we’ll schedule an appointment for an initial interview to determine if we’d like to move forward.

About the author

Robin Lavitch, MA, CPC, is the founder of Surpass Your Goals, a coaching practice for entrepreneurs, executives, tweens, school administrators, and more. Her capacity to connect with audiences, elicit thought-provoking ideas and clarify personal ambitions prepares people to apply that knowledge instantaneously to accelerate their own results in leadership, sales, and time management.

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