Did you know that more than 30 American universities have introduced coaching programs, including Harvard University? That's not all, life coaching is not at all about elderly people like the Dalai Lama dishing out pithy quotes on living. Mantra-manufacturing people in their 20s are in this profession, guiding others achieve their maximum potential, whatever that means. Even after creating an Encyclopedia of Advice, I do not what that means. Hell, there is even an association for life coaches.
From a New York Times article on the trend, about a typical young life coach aptly titled 'Should a life coach have a life first?': ,
Ms. Yoder began her coaching business, theRSVPrev.com — which is centered on the “life-empowerment” mantra Restore, Simplify, Verify, Power — last year to help finance an acting career, only to find coaching taking center stage.