Services: Coaching for Life Transitions and Performance EnhancementCoaching is different from psychotherapy. The difference is the way psychotherapists and coaches typically approach the issue of motivation and change. The therapist assists the client therapeutically in setting and achieving goals, helping a client to develop insight into internal blocks and overcoming them. The coach assists the client motivationally in setting and achieving goals and overcoming blocks.
Psychotherapy is generally more concerned with the impact of the client's past on the present problems, whereas coaching is generally concerned with the present problem and future changes desired.
Psychotherapy and coaching are interdependent parts of a two-step process of change. The therapeutic work must be done first if the motivational work is to be successful. The therapeutic work alone, without the subsequent motivational work, is often not enough for a client to actually move forward and achieve their desired goals.
COACHING is an ONGOING PARTNERSHIP based on the CLIENT TAKING ACTION. The primary functions of a coach are to:
- Assist in defining goals
- Provide structure
- Present a direction
- Give support
- Offer encouragement
- Monitor and validate progress
- Hold the client accountable for actions/commitments
LIFE TRANSITIONS COACHING may be helpful with:
- career change/retirement
- death of a spouse or loved one
- care of an aging parent
- entering adulthood or middle age
- birth of a child or "empty nest" syndrome
- life changing illness
- entering or graduating college
PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT COACHING may be helpful with:
- improving your functioning in any area of your personal (spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, physical, sexual) or professional life.