What is coaching?
Coaching is a professional relationship where a more experienced person helps an individual achieve a desired goal or outcome. Through this partnership, a client is able to reach a deeper level of fulfillment and success in their life. A professional coach will be able to support you in many areas including relationships, anxiety, performance, career development, health, and happiness.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
You may be confused between the terms coaching and therapy. Often coaching is mistakenly seen as a form of therapy. And while coaching may support therapy it is an independent and distinct discipline. Coaching is not a substitute for therapy. They are also not in conflict with one another. They can be used in conjunction to help you optimize your life and overall well-being.
The purpose of therapy is primarily to diagnose and help individuals cope with mental health issues. Coaches are not able to diagnose mental illnesses. The purpose of a coach is to support a fully functioning individual to make desired changes in their lives. A professional coach brings their unique skills and perspectives to help assist an individual reach the desired goal. A coach will use well-crafted questions, as well as other techniques to help a client tap into their inner resources to reach the desired goal. There are many different types of coaches and it is important that you find the one that is the right fit for you.
How will a coach help me?
Upon finding the right coach you can set up a time for a free initial consultation at your convenience. A professional coach possesses skills and experience in the area you wish to grow. Using their specialized knowledge they will support you in taking the right steps toward the changes you wish to make in your life.