Personal growth coaching is a field that's seen a huge increase in the last five years. Before that, people were forced to rely on counselors and therapists who really were not qualified to coach someone in personal growth as most counselors and therapists are trained in more traditional approaches to growth. And those approaches tend to be centered on the past rather than the now which isn't always necessary to explore for personal growth.
A personal growth coach can help you determine what you want from life for everything from finances to relationships to spirituality. They help you figure out what you want, then develop a plan and set goals for attaining those things. It's great to have a personal growth coach to help you decide on career changes and relationship changes in particular.
Personal growth coaches can also help you with self improvement issues such as dieting and self esteem. They don't generally make you look at your past in-depth, but will start with where you are now and help you see where you want to be--then help you set goals for making changes you want to make in your life.
Personal growth coaches are much more affordable than psychotherapists, but most insurance companies will not provide any insurance help with paying them. You can find many personal growth coaches, however, that will set up a payment schedule that you can easily afford. And as mentioned, their rates are generally much less than traditional therapists and are therefore a great deal easier on and agreeable to most people's budgets.
You can find many personal growth coaches online. They will work with you by phone or email. The Internet is also a great way to track down personal growth coaches in your local area. After an initial meeting, if you don't feel the coach is a good fit for you, keep looking. Your personal growth is too important not to have a personal growth coach you feel one hundred percent comfortable with and who you feel has your best interests at heart.