What is a divorce coach, and is there a difference between counseling and coaching?

Counseling takes you from dysfunctional to functional while coaching takes you from functional to optimal. Counseling often focuses on healing unresolved issues of the past, utilizing insight and understanding. In the coaching process, you continually take steps that move you forward toward your goals in life.

By Jamie L. Cicerelle
October 17, 2011
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A divorce coach supports you in finding peace of mind, freedom and confidence in your divorce and life afterwards. It may be that you wish to release your anger and upset of your divorce or maybe communicate more effectively with your spouse/ex-spouse. You might want to rebuild your self-esteem and “feel like yourself again” or perhaps begin creating your new life. Whatever you want, a divorce coach helps you clarify your goals and get into action to make your dreams a reality. 

It has been said that counseling takes you from dysfunctional to functional while coaching takes you from functional to optimal. Counseling often focuses on healing unresolved issues of the past, utilizing insight and understanding. In the coaching process, you continually take steps that move you forward toward your goals in life. Your coach partners with you to discover where you want to go and together you design a very clear and specific plan on how to get there. Action is a key component of coaching.

"I don’t think life coaching is for me. What is life coaching or what does a life coach do?"  

Coaching is an effective way to achieve your life goals. Clients cause huge transformations for themselves out of working with a coach. If you are interested in new levels of success in life and are willing to challenge yourself, coaching is for you. 

A life coach motivates and empowers you to reach your goals and achieve your dreams. Whether you want to be in a loving, intimate relationship, publish a book, or perhaps have more self-confidence, life coaching helps you quickly and effectively attain positive, sustainable results in your life. A coach challenges you to go beyond your comfort zone, holds you accountable for what you want in life and helps you move through areas in which you may be blocked from achieving your goals. Additionally, a coach does not give advice or tell a client what to do. Coaches believe that clients already have the answers within themselves. An effective coach asks the right questions in the right manner at the right time to help the client discover and remove any blocks in order to move forward and achieve maximum results. 


Jamie L. Cicerelle is a Certified Life Coach (CPC) with 13 years of experience as a divorce lawyer. She specializes in divorce and relationship coaching at Full Potential Life Coaching, 

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October 17, 2011
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