How to Help People: Ask Questions
The best life coaches do pretty nothing but ask questions.
People have to figure out their own lives.
Ask them, "What is on your mind" or "What is it that you want out of life?"
Then keep asking questions until they come to their own conclusions, until they figure out their own problems. You'll be surprised how much you help them.
P.S. Check out the book, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier, for more tips on asking questions.