Coaching, in general, concentrates on...
Coaching, in general, concentrates on who the client (individual and/or group) is now, and where the client wants to be in the future. A Life Coach strives to encourage individuals to take steps towards whatever accelerates development and achieving goals.
“A coach is someone to hold you accountable for your life, to make sure you really do live up to your potential,” said the late Thomas Leonard, a key developer in this growing profession.
Life coaching does not consult, mentor, advise, treat or counsel.
Therefore, life-coaching sessions address specific projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal or professional life by examining current issues, identifying opportunities, obstacles, possibilities and challenges. Life coaching also encourages individuals and groups to increase creativity, productivity and effectiveness.
What is the difference between Coaching and Counselling?
Both coaching and counselling are considered “helping endeavours”, but there are clear differences between the two. Counselling focuses on resolving the past in order for individuals to live more fully in the present. Coaching is looking at the present and beyond, searching for opportunities and possibilities in one’s future. Counselling and Coaching are however equally important and they complement each other well.