As a professionally trained Life Coach, I will be a motivator, an educator and an accountability partner to support YOU in making lasting lifestyle changes that improve YOUR physical and mental well-being.....
Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and co-creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Professional coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. Coaches seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client, believing the client is naturally creative and resourceful.
The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the client already has.
Examples of How Coaches and Therapists May Differ:
*COACHING is an educational, discovery-based process of human potential.
THERAPY is based on the medical model that says, "People have psychiatric maladies that need to be repaired."
*COACHING focuses more on the present and future.
THERAPY focuses more on the past.
*COACHING advances the client's potential.
THERAPY tries to "cure" the patient.
*COACHING comes out of the human potential movement and the performance world.
THERAPY has its roots in the medical model.
*COACHING focuses on creating the future.
THERAPY seeks to heal the past.
*COACHING assumes a co-equal partnership between coach and client.
THERAPY assumes the therapist to be more of the expert, and in control.
*COACHING has strategies and objectives.
THERAPY has a treatment plan.
*COACHING takes an active, energetic approach.
THERAPY takes a more passive, reflective, background approach.
*COACHING takes the client from where they are and helps them move forward.
THERAPY examines unfinished emotional business from all stages of life.
Coaching assumes that the client is "OK", and is full of "POTENTIAL", whereas therapy assumes the client is "sick" or "dysfunctional" and seeks to heal them so they function "normally".
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
― Maya Angelou