What The Hell’s A Life Coach Anyway?

The Quicky

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What The Hell’s A Life Coach Anyway?

Life coaches have been around for decades, but rather than the big stadium-filled hype sessions of the 90's, the new generation of self-help gurus are using their Instagram following to push messages of inner strength and positive decision making.

But what exactly is a life coach, and what qualifications do you need to become one?

The Quicky speaks to three life coaching and psychology professionals to find out whether these self-proclaimed 'experts' can really help you move ahead in life, or if they are charlatans praying on vulnerable individuals who really need to see a qualified therapist.

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Jacob Round


Davia McMillan - President Elect of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Australasia, and owner of the Life Design Lab

Betty Chetcuti - Registered Psychologist based in Melbourne, and a director for the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)

Dr Elizabeth King - Lecturer in the Psychology department at the University of Sydney, and Founder and Director of Meta Mindfulness, part of Metta Consulting


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