Life Coaching

I don’t think that I fully understand what “life coaching” is. I’ve read the brochure and I still don’t see why people would pay a former sales and marketing person for “life coaching” when they can pay less (probably) for a qualified, educated and licensed therapist.

Life coaches have these different levels (1, 2 and 3) of training, that no one really seems to know what the levels mean. As best as I can tell, the different levels have something to do with how much money a “life coach trainee” has paid into the vig, but don’t quote me on that.

I don’t see how a few hours of “level 1” (whatever that is) training qualifies someone to be whatever a “level 1 coach” is. As best as I can ascertain, level 1 means nothing more than “has a spare $1000 available on a credit card that they are willing to spend.”

When and if I need life coaching, I’ll take my life coaching from someone that is state licensed, who has made a lifetime commitment to studying about mental health, has several mental health related degrees from accredited universities and can bill my insurance company.

Don’t get me wrong, I do think that many life coaches have a legitimate desire to help their clients, I’m just not convinced that they have the qualifications to do so. I also think that, like with other professions, some people are only in it for the money and that’s it.


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.