The frequently asked questions

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Life coaching is a profession that is profoundly different than consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal goals and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by identifying what is going on right now, discovering what the obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.

A Professional Life Coach is someone who is trained to work with you so you can choose a course of action to make your life what you want it to be. In other words, to help you make the most out of your life. Life coaching believes in the power of positive thinking, in decreasing negative thinking, and developing your individual strengths. Working with a life coach will help you recognize what you are really good at, what prevents you from accomplishing goals, what gives your life meaning and what makes you feel joyful. The coach will work with you on building your confidence and empowering you to make positive changes in your life. You will be supported as you move forward building the life you desire.  A life coach will work with you to become aware of your deeper purpose, supporting you to stay on track as you move forward toward your goals.


The Core Energy Coaching process was created by Bruce D. Schneider using a variety of fields including consulting, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Reiki, mentoring, metaphysics, quantum mechanics, NLP, emotional intelligence and leadership development. The relationship between a client and coach is an alliance to assist clients to manage their lives better, create more joy, and live a life that they love. The coaching relationship helps clients to thrive in the midst of change instead of making it through. The focus is on what a client “really” wants in life, identifying the energetic blocks that hold them back from having success that is defined by them. Using the Core Energy process with an iPEC Certified coach helps you to create and experience a life of your choosing.


Generally therapy focuses on assisting a client to overcoming issues often dealing with emotional or mental health. Coaches do not work with mental illness nor do they “fix” problems. If something does come up that is more suited for therapy during our working together we can decide how to continue. I am both a licensed psychotherapist and a certified life coach. Coaches do not focus on what has happened in the past, nor do they try to analyze behavior. The past is used in coaching as a tool for learning, especially when it is part of a present situation. Coaching is based in the present, in creating new possibilities and making choices for the future. The coaching process focuses on “how” to get you unstuck and happier in your life.