Embrace Your Brilliance

Coaching vs. Counseling

Coaching is about moving you forward, from where you are in your life to where you want to be, toward your desired outcome.  “Why” typically keeps us disempowered and in the past.

Conventional Therapy –
Problem Solving

Personal Coaching –
Possibility Creation

Personal strengthening Personal evolution
Exploring and discovering the client Empowering the client
Triage – Where does it hurt, what’s happening? Visioning – what’s possible, creating dreams/goals
Why is this happening to me?  Why this? What’s next?  What now? How can I?
Overcoming obstacles Sustaining a flow – obstacles are new opportunities
Operating from an unconscious-conscious level Operating from a conscious-consciousness level
Moving away from Moving toward
Looking backward Being present NOW, focusing forward
Cognitive behavior problems examined Actively challenging and building new behavior
Needs help – fix me, I am broken/dysfunctional Wants to partner with coach for transformation
Stuck in pain – don’t know what to do Frustrated by obstacles –&unresolved conflicts/limits
Focus: Past-present Focus: Present-future
Focus: Issue resolution Focus: Life design – on-purpose life – intentional
Driven by unresolved experiences Choosing new behaviors,  goals and actions
Takes information in Acts on information received
Discussion-oriented, feelings-based Action oriented, possibility-based
Focused on self & past understanding Focused on NOW and reaching self-potential
Therapist: Nurturing, supportive, telling Coach: Catalyzing, challenging, asking
Asks why? (why keeps us in the past) Asks what? (what is now possible, what can I do?)
Usually a slower, measured, methodical pace Often an accelerated pace – results oriented
Relationship: Patient-client Relationship: Coach-Client
Medical model Performance model
Treatment Possibility Co-creation
Healing Achievement – desired outcomes (healing may occur)
  Four Basic Questions to Ask the Client: 1. What are you moving towards?2. What is motivating you to change?3. What are some of the possibilities in getting there?

4. What if you get a different result?

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