What is Coaching?
The definition I think best answers this question, is that Coaching focuses on the present to get to the future (or the desired end result) while Counseling focuses on the past to deal and better understand your present. One method is not better than the other; each style of personal development has its specific purpose.
I work primarily with women who are ready to move from dealing with their past to going forward, setting goals for personal growth as well as goals for personal accomplishments. Together, I “coach” you or work with you, through proven communication techniques, to discover the goals and dreams you are passionate about. I then “coach” you into putting together a plan of action that you feel will move you closer to your goals.
Through this process, I act as an accountability partner. When we change bad habits into good habits, we just perform better knowing someone is supporting us and will be discussing our progress. And let’s face it, those of us with an anxiety disorder have that innate need to please people and get their approval. It just works, it truly works. I personally have a life coach and my life coach sometimes tells me tidbits of things she learned from her life coach.
For more information on what coaching is, check out my blog, What is Coaching?.
*As coaches, we do not give medical or legal advice. Nothing in our coaching, handouts or research referrals should be taken as medical or legal advice. Medical conditions should be monitored and cared for by licensed medical or mental health professionals and doctors. Legal matters should be handled by licensed lawyers and the judicial staff.