Definitions and Disclaimers
A life coach is an advisor, mentor, cheerleader, and advocate who counsels, encourages, and coaches clients on matters having to do with all aspects of life in order to create progress towards life fulfillment by using coaching questions, empowerment strategies, life experience, and knowledge.
Life coaching is a collaboration between the client and the coach to create change in the client’s life that aids the client in becoming who they want to be and reaching the goals or vision the client sets for themselves. Life coaching is client driven and the client is the one who determines the course and topic of the sessions. Life Coaching is not medical advice or healthcare, nor is it a replacement to any kind of medical care. Life coaching is not therapy; psychological, occupational, or otherwise.
The life coach, Natalie Stark, is a registered and certified occupational therapist in the state of Indiana, which means Natalie acquired a masters from an accredited occupational therapy school, took an exam for certification, and completed a review to be registered by the state. Natalie maintains her license by keeping up with certification training and completing a specified amount of continuing education to maintain registration.
Occupational therapy is a medical profession that provides wellness, rehab, education, and healthcare services, often involving evaluation and intervention using therapeutic use of occupation, modalities, assessment, medical and holistic models, activity analysis, environmental design, and skill training/techniques to enable people to perform everyday activities. Occupational therapy usually requires a referral from a medical practitioner and is provided under insurance. Occupational therapists generally do not talk about or use their personal life stories or experience as it is considered inappropriate in that context and interventions and evaluations are research and evidence based.
The coach, Natalie Stark, is providing the client life coaching under and through the company, Queer Spectrum Life Coaching, LLC. Natalie Stark is operating under Queer Spectrum Life Coaching, LLC as a life coach. Natalie is NOT operating as an occupational therapist when working under the company and is not bound by the professional regulations, training, ethics, law, and code of conduct that go along with the occupational therapy profession when providing coaching services as per this contract. The client does not require a referral from a medical practitioner for these services and these services are not covered by health insurance.
The services provided are for educational and general purposes and are NOT intended to diagnose or treat any physical or mental illness. These services are not to be construed as any form of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please consult a licensed service provider in the applicable industry if you have questions in those areas.