How is coaching different from consulting, therapy, sports coaching and having a supportive friend?
Coaching is similar to consulting. However, consulting provides temporary or intermittent solutions. Coaching is a consistent, on going relationship where the coach stays with the client to help implement new skills, changes and goals. Another distinction is that consulting often involves dispensing advice, telling people what they should do. Coaching is different in that it focuses on assisting an entity to discover a solution on its own.
Coaching is not therapy. Where therapy brings understanding and awareness of the past to a client; coaching provides the support and strategy to make changes based on the awareness a client holds. Coaching is movement oriented and action based.
Coaching includes several principles from sports coaching like teamwork, meeting and exceeding potential in order to be one's best. Unlike sports coaching, the results are not win or lose based. Coaches focus on strengthening their clients' skills from the first session forward. Any amount of coaching will benefit a client from this perspective.
A supportive friend is wonderful to have in life, yet does not hold the objectivity and distance that a coach does. A coach is a professional who is trusted to work with you on the most important aspects of your life and/or business. A coach offers a different perspective of the truth because of the emotional distance the professional relationship offers.
Why a Coach U or Corporate Coach U Trained Coach?
Coach U and Corporate Coach U are leading providers of coach training programs, training professional coaches since 1992. Our students and graduates are completing, or have completed what we believe to be the most comprehensive, and demanding curriculums in the coach training field. All our programs meet the high standards, and academic requirements for certifcation through the International Coach Federation.
By working with a Coach U or Corporate Coach U coach, you are working with a coach who is passionate about their field, and who has spent countless hours mastering their skills.
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What is the focus of Coaching?
Coaches focus where their clients need them to the most. Part of their discussions often include: