HOW DOES COACHING DIFFER FROM THERAPY, COUNSELLING, MENTORING AND TRAINING?

Counseling or Therapy. Coaching is not therapy. Coaches don’t work on “issues” or get into the past or deal much with understanding human behavior. That knowledge may come as clients move forward toward personal and professional goals that will give them the life they really want, but it is never the focus of a coaching relationship.

Coaching is very much forward-looking; where am I now and where do I want to be. And, how do I get there. It involves creating a step-by-step plan for you to achieve your goals.

Coaching is not mentoring or training , where the expertise is passed on from the specialist to you. It is actually completely opposite – you’re the expert on you.

Sports. Coaching includes several principles from sports coaching, like teamwork, going for the goal, being your best. Unlike sports coaching, most Life Coaching is not competition or win/lose based. Life Coaches focus on strengthening their clients’ skills, not on helping them beat the other team. Coaches look for win/win solutions.

Best Friend. A best friend is wonderful to have. A best friend is there to have fun with and to support you through tougher times. But, you shouldn’t make your best friend a partner in dealing with the most important aspects of your life or business. Your best friend should stay your friend; hire a coach to support you on your road to achieve your life and/or business goals

You want to know more about how you personally can benefit from coaching: please contact me directly.