A coach will help you stay on track and be there for you when you get off track.
- Positive Support
A coach will breathe life and faith into you when negative influences impact your attitude.
Your coach will offer an unbiased viewpoint with no agenda and no judgment. He will look at your life and offer an outlook to help you be the best you can be. Coaches help you see things through a different set of glasses.
- An Action Plan
Coaches help you put on paper the steps and actions needed to get you where you want to go. Ideas and dreams are great, and when you couple them with a plan of action, now you have something that can actually get done.
Coaches ask great questions to help you process through your ideas to reach your end goal.
Each coach has access to a network of ideas and opportunities you never knew existed. Your coach can help you connect with others who can help you along your journey.
- Focuses on results and actions
- Helps define goals
- Motivates and provides emotional support
- Uses a team approach in a less structured environment
- Can get fast results
Counseling utilizes a doctor-patient relationship. It can have some coaching qualities as well; however, it tends to be more focused on helping others recover from past wounds. Counseling helps clients move toward healing and freedom from pain.
- Requires a minimum 4-year degree. Most counselors have a master’s degree, and are professionally licensed and are certified
- Helps clients go from a state of dysfunction to being functional
- Deals with substance abuse, depression, and personality disorders
- Provides results that develop slowly over time
Therapy is a treatment with the common purpose to help diagnose the why and when for a client’s emotional issues. Therapists function in a doctor-patient relationship.
- Requires a minimum of a master’s degree, and most therapists are professionally licensed
- Helps clients make positive changes in their lives and be more productive
- Provides emotional resolutions to past issues
- Focuses on uncovering issues and recovery
- Authoritative involves a “Do as I say” The coach is telling the client what to do and how to do it. Structure, objectives, and pathway are all set up by coach approach.
- Democratic involves a teamwork approach. The coach and client work together; ideas and suggestions are shared and the coach provides general guidelines and boundaries. However, the decisions are based on the client’s needs, wants and suggestions.
- Casual involves a laid back approach. More social in nature, it is less structured, and creates an environment for fun, freedom and learning new skills and ideas.
It is important to establish your preference with your coach. I will tell you when it comes to business, life, and leadership coaching, the most beneficial for the client is usually the Democratic approach. There is a balance between the coach helping and the client coming up with the answers and direction.
“What’s on your mind?”
“What do you NOT want me to ask you?”
“What wins did you have this week?”
“If you had a magic wand and could change one thing in your life, what would it be?”
“If you could change just one thing right now, what would it be?”
“What’s missing in your life right now?”
“Are your beliefs about this supporting your needs, expanding your choices and empowering you?”
“What have you tried so far?”
“Are you acting on faith or fear?”
“What would you like to have achieved by the end of the coaching session?”
“What could be your first step in the right direction?”
“And what else?”
“What’s the real challenge here for you?”
“What do you want?”
“If your life were exclusively oriented around your values, what would that be like?”
“Is this an assumption, or have you checked to be sure?”
“What’s the outcome you are looking to achieve?”
“When was the last time you were out of your comfort zone?”
“Are you procrastinating, or is there a reason to delay?”
“What’s your opinion on how to handle this?”
“What resources do you need?”
“Who do you need to become in order to accomplish your goal?
“What’s in the way?”
“How can I help?”
“If you are saying YES to this, what are you saying NO to?”
“What was most useful to you?”
“What are you willing to commit to doing and changing and by when?”
“How can we celebrate that?”
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