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How is Coaching Different from other Helping Professions?

Updated: Jan 5



Coaching begins with the premise that the client is a whole person capable of achieving their goals. The emphasis is on growing toward the future.


Coaching vs Therapy, Consulting, Mentoring, Counseling, Spiritual Direction


Coaching Versus Therapy

Therapy is ‘archeological’ in nature in that it delves into the client’s past to discern meaning for interpreting the present. The therapist is the expert. Coaching begins with the present and helps the client clarify challenges. The client is the expert who develops action steps. Unless there is forward movement or signs of progress, it’s not coaching.