WHAT IS COACHING?
You might be familiar with coaching, related to the tradition of sports. Every top athlete has a coach. In the last few years, coaching has become applicable in many other areas, including in life and business. Many people are now seeking the support of a coach to help them to define and achieve their goals and keep them accountable. A great coach provides a supportive, non-judgemental platform in which to create change in their client’s life and work.
Coaching has always been and will continue to be a partnership between coach and client.
The coach helps the client to achieve their personal best and to produce the results they want in their personal and professional lives.
The coach need not be an expert in their clients’ field of work nor have experienced what the client has in order to help identify the best strategy to assist them. Coaching is about the coach guiding the client.
Is Coaching Right For Me Or Do I Need A Counsellor? What Is The Difference?
Therapy and counselling deals with the client’s mental health. Coaching deals with the client’s mental growth.
Coaching is a partnership between the coach and the client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximise their personal and professional potential. Coaching does not diagnose, prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease and does not substitute for therapy, counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals.
Coaching may include but is not limited to discussions related to work or business, finances, health, relationships, education and recreation, but it is not a substitute for trained mental health professionals.
Will the Coach just tell me what to do?
No, that is mentoring or consulting. During coaching, your coach and you may “brainstorm” possible solutions and scenarios, but in life and mindset coaching, the client has their own answers and it is the skill of the coach to help them get there, that creates the best outcomes!
If you’re curious but unsure, you can book a 30-minute Discovery or Laser Coaching session with our coach!