Coaching is something that’s often confused with therapy. It makes sense; both practices involve someone helping another person solve their problems and work around things if needed, just in very different ways. On top of that, therapy can often be a much longer process that’s oriented towards unpacking the past in a way to resolve present issues. Coaching on the other hand is typically the discussion of a specific goal or vision and how to create the most efficient and intelligent way of accomplishing them, in other words it’s more future oriented.
Someone seeking a coach is really someone who’s asking for an outside view that’s both logical and simple. Those mindsets can be researched through studying philosophy, psychology, and history. Of course, that doesn’t make someone a professional in any of those subjects, but they can most certainly relate those problems from history to problems that people face today. Ancient mindsets and mythologies can be sifted through in order to gain wisdom and as stated before, a logical mindset to problems.
The more I think about it while writing this, the more obvious it becomes that coaching and therapy have very little in common. Of course both provide a lot of help to others, but they go about it in different ways and towards different issues. Because of this it’s smart to seek wisdom from both practices — therapy to help change your way of thinking, and coaching to hear another’s. A combination of the two allows an individual to approach their problems from multiple angles, which isn’t exactly a bad idea.
The subject of today’s post came about as a reminder to you that I’m a transformation coach — and I’m here to provide you that outside view on some of your problems. In order to set this up, go to “Contact” and follow the directions it gives you. Other than that make sure to leave a like and follow, stay tuned for future posts, and try to be the reason someone smiles today 🙂