What is life coaching?
Coaching is a powerful nuanced process of communication and problem solving. The relationship between a coach and client is co-creative and focused entirely on the client’s interests, challenges, goals and dreams.
Why I chose to be life coach?
I enjoy helping people become more self-directed and confident personally and professionallly. Many former colleagues and employees encouraged me to be a life coach based on how I helped them.
So now I am in the Coach Training Alliance (CTA) certification program. The curriculum and hands on coaching experiences are enhancing my innate coaching ability. I learned how to be a better coach and the differences between coaching, consulting and counseling (therapy). The differences are delineated below:
What is the difference between coaching and consulting?
Coaching vs. Consulting
Coaches guide their clients to their own solutions VS Consultants advise their clients on what to do.
Coaches are focused on people VS Consultants are focused on results.
Coaches are hired to help clients determine what's best for themselves VS Consultants are hired to produce a certain outcome.
What is the difference between coaching and counseling?
Coaching vs. Counseling (Therapy)
Coaches work with clients who want to work with an objective partner who can help them enhance their lives through possibility thinking and action.
Therapist work with clients that need or want professional help to work towards healing, recovery, and issue resolution.
Coaches use questions and reflection to highlight their client’s strengths and areas in need of development and then help the client uncover their own wisdom and solutions.
Therapist are experts in medical and behavioral sciences trained to treat diagnosable conditions.
Coaches use personal disclosure as a tool to catalyze and challenge their clients.
Therapists are required to keep their personal feelings and thoughts removed.
The co-creative life coaching process provides opportunities for: