Coaching Isn’t Therapy

Coaching Isn’t Therapy

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I saw a troubling Facebook recently. A woman claiming to be a life coach said her client is no longer suicidal after working with her for three months (no mention of a therapist or other mental health professional).

This wasn’t the first time I’ve seen a coach making potentially dangerous promises, but it was definitely the most egregious.

The truth is, any coach worth her salt will not promise or agree to help you process trauma or treat mental illness.

Coaches help clients make life changes. The process may involve some amount of reflection (to identify the triggers and limiting beliefs keeping a client stuck), however, coach’s work is largely future focused.

Only a licensed health care provider should delve deep into past wounds, provide medical advice, or engage in patient diagnosis.

Therapy takes a person from hurting to surviving.
Coaching takes them from surviving to thriving.

If a coach doesn’t explain to the difference between coaching and therapy, walk away. If you express that you are depressed or are otherwise suffering and the coach doesn’t refer you to a therapist, walk away.

Want to learn if COACHING is right for you? Book a discovery call with Becky Mollenkamp, certified life coach, at https://beckymollenkamp.as.me/gutsybosspodcast

The Metrics that Really Matter

The Metrics that Really Matter

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Are you worried about how many followers you have or likes you’re getting? Are you thinking about the numbers that really MATTER in your business?

In this episode, get a helpful reminder about what data is important in your business and what’s merely ego and and vanity. And, an even more important pep talk about focusing on things that matter even more than numbers.

52. Keina Newell: Reclaim Your Financial Power

52. Keina Newell: Reclaim Your Financial Power


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After accumulating more than $75,000 in student loans and having a yearly salary of only $30,000, Keina Newell knew she had to figure out how to make things work. That’s why, at age 22, she began having “money dates” to move beyond the feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.

She took time each week to better understand where her money was going—and get clear about how she wanted to use her money—and it helped her get out of debt and buy her first home before age 30. Now, as a financial coach, Keina helps her clients take the stress out of personal finances, and money dates are a key part of her work.

More nuggets from this episode:

  • How money dates are like a relationship (7:12)
  • The invaluable wisdom Keina’s mom gave her about savings (9:31)
  • How Keina discovered her purpose (11:31)
  • The four-part framework of money dates (12:18)

Keina Newell works with passionate and hard working single women who need help creating clear financial goals so they can save more, get out of debt, and stress less about money.  Her favorite thing about working with clients 1:1 is hearing them breathe sighs of relief once they realize all of the things they can do with their money after working with her to build out an individualized system that supports them experiencing life differently.
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