Coaching is a relationship designed between a coach and the client that empowers the client to close the gap of where they are now in life to where they want/need to be for a more fulfilling life. It’s about awareness, learning and self discovery coupled with accountability through goals and actions. The coach professionally facilitates life change. It is not a friendship, but a professional partnership for the growth and development of the client.
Coaching sessions are not counseling or therapy – the coach is not the expert that looks back into someone’s past for diagnosis, analysis or issue resolution. The client is taken from where they are right now and guided through a self discovery and learning journey toward where they’d like to be in the future. If during the process of coaching, the coach and client discover some things the client needs to work on in counseling or therapy, it would be suggested that the client seek professional services in that area of expertise.