What Can a Coach do for You?

  • Develop capacity for high performance
  • Desired outcome, accountability, core values, visions
  • Challenging and supporting
  • Trusted learning partner
  • Build greater resilience
  • Become more resourceful
  • Draw on existing skills and tools
  • Clarifying, creating, collaborating, directing

    The boundary between coaching and counselling is not always defined by a set of absolute rules or terms. However, counsellors are trained to identify and help clients with emotional problems, delving more deeply into specific past or current issues. The coach’s domain is more present and future-oriented – focusing on what the client wants and needs and searching for the best way to help them reach their objectives.

I offer both counselling and coaching for personal and professional development. It may be helpful to explain how they are similar. Coaching and counselling both use strategies, tools, and modalities that are collaborative, strength-based and solution-focused. They provoke new thoughts, patterns of thinking, and help build awareness and discipline, to change behaviour.

How are Coaching and Counselling different?

Coaching and Counselling are both similar and different. They are not mutually exclusive.

Although counselling covers mental health, both help explore any emotional and social obstacles getting in the way of a client’s personal growth and professional performance.

Coaching and counselling are a collaborative process that can…

  • be time limited
  • offer specific behavioural outcomes
  • be goal and future focused
  • be strength based
  • focus on holistic health
  • delve into the past as needed to uncover obstacles
  • work with conscious experience
  • be a catalyst for change
  • be transformational
  • be educational
  • enhance curiosity and self discovery
  • offer professional development
  • enhance human potential
  • focus on thoughts, feelings, and behaviour
  • help solve problems
  • create a new future
  • assist with developing effective strategies
  • build resilience