Life coach versus therapist

IMG_0351

.

.

Again and again, the coaches we talked to contrasted action-orientation coaching with that of more therapeutic, analysis-based helping professions.
.
.
International Coach Federation president Janet Harvey says you can understand it among the other “human development modalities”: training, mentoring, consulting, and therapy or counseling.
.
.
Therapy, she says, is founded upon finding what’s making a person dysfunctional;
.
.
coaching is founded upon maximizing a person’s potential.
.
.
As Harvey explains, the work of a coach is to help the client learn to listen for the potential.
.
.
.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I love this so much. thank you for this!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I am in the Co-Active Life Coach certification process so this post appealed to me. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to look? Wishing you an intuitive day! Sam 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: