What is Coaching?
Coaching is an extraordinary and unique relationship designed to create a significant impact and sustainable results in all areas of a person’s life. It is a powerful process uniquely designed to create lasting change. Because of the extraordinary benefits of the coaching relationship to both client and coach, it’s no wonder that the demand has never been greater for great coaches.
It’s Not Consulting. It’s Not Counseling.
While consulting is about the consultant delivering the right answers, coaching is about asking the right questions while empowering clients to create their own customized and personal solutions and become the drivers of their own success. Through improved communication, focus and accountability, coaching dramatically increases clients’ capacity to accomplish better results on their own. C oaching does not deliver a single solution; it permanently increases the client’s own ability to repeatedly develop solutions.
Coaching is not counseling. Counseling aims to heal mental and psychological issues and often examines PAST events. It usually centers on diagnosing a ‘problem’ that needs to be addressed. Coaching involves no such diagnosis and in fact, coaches only see opportunities, not problems. Coaches shift the focus from “why” to “how.” Coaching is very results-oriented, maintaining a focus on the current situation and actively developing plans for the FUTURE.
Counseling focuses on helping people to live functional lives. Coaching focuses on helping functional people live extraordinary lives.