Coaching Contrasted With
The difference between Coaching
times these two disciplines can get mixed up and confused. There is a very
important difference between the two. I will summarize these differences.
Coaching focuses on finding creative ways to reach one’s potential in
the future. Counseling focuses on solving painful problems from the
Coaching moves towards a more productive life getting results to the
challenges of life. Counseling helps stabilize their lives and resolve
Coaching develops strategic ways to maximize our lives, while counseling
helps stabilize our lives.
Coaching builds productive life patterns through accountability and
using one’s power effectively, while counseling develops healthy
emotional adjustments to life and resolving a painful past.
Coaching moves a person towards a brighter future; counseling moves a
person through a dark past.
most important area in life is relationships. Everything revolves around
relationships. We hope to pass on healthy relationship skills and a healthy
history onto our children. Relationships have become very complex with
technology, information overload, and conflicting values. The challenges are
great and often overwhelming. Life coaching that focuses on relationships
helps clarify your goals, develop a plan to reach those goals, and support
your in the process.
are also two important contributions in recent times that effect parenting.
One is what professionals have learned over the years about children,
adolescence, and the parenting process. There is a tremendous amount of new
knowledge about development, how the brain works, how we learn, and a myriad
of other contributions to the field of parenting. The second is the power of
transferring that knowledge to parents through the coaching process.
coaching allows a coach to help a parent identify their parenting goals,
develop strategies to meet those goals, and then apply the strategies to
attain those goals. That is the power of parent coaching!