Differences between Coaching and Counseling

Coaching Philosophy: Counseling Philosophy:
  • Look forward.
  • Move you to the future.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Set you free.
  • Find out what talents you have.
  • Focus on what is working.
  • Work with your very best.
  • Discover what you have.
  • Bring out the best of your personality traits.
  • Excel in your natural talents.
  • Flow with your nature.
  • Sharpen your functional, healthy behaviors.
  • Build positive, strong and independent character.
  • Work on the here-and-now.
  • Dump your baggage – it is a non-issue.
  • Live your life and be happy.
  • Empower with your strengths and potentials.
  • Guide your own paths to success and happiness.
  • Create a clear vision of your future.
  • Promote positive attitude to achieve positive results.
  • Look backward.
  • Take you back to your past.
  • Low-key.
  • Hold your hand.
  • Figure out what is missing in you.
  • Fix what is broken.
  • Deal with your worst fear.
  • Reveal what you don’t have.
  • Examine your pathological behaviors.
  • Overcome your handicaps.
  • Struggle upstream to correct your deficits.
  • Change your dysfunctional behaviors.
  • Foster dependency on professional caretakers.
  • Attempt to change your past.
  • Examine your baggage – it is a big issue.
  • Feel your pain and sorrow.
  • Explore your wounds and miseries.
  • Revisit your lost paths that led you astray.
  • Live in your past and dwell on it.
  • Dwell on the source of your negative attitudes that need fixing.
Coach's Empowering View of Clients: Counselor's Traditional View of Clients:
  • You are whole and complete.
  • You don’t have any problems.
  • You have the brain.
  • You are the person who knows yourself the best.
  • You are responsible for your life to be the very best.
  • You are creative and resourceful.
  • You can find your own best solutions and strategies.
  • Something is missing in you.
  • You have some major deficiencies.
  • You don’t really have the brain to put it together.
  • Counselor knows more than you do.
  • Counselor is responsible for your well-being.
  • Counselor is the resourceful person.
  • Counselor has all the solutions for you.
Effectiveness of Coaching: Effectiveness of Counseling:
  • Motivating and inspiring.
  • Positive and supportive.
  • Help you realize your strengths and potentials.
  • See results in one or two sessions.
  • Return visit to inform the coach of your success.
  • Be in touch with your fear, anger & sadness rather than joy.
  • Hand-hold you on a life-support system.
  • Help you see your deficiencies and dysfunctions.
  • Long-term counseling is your only hope.
  • Revisit periodically to discuss the same old baggage and relapses.

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