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Everyone needs a safe space where they can talk about their personal or professional goals and dreams. Our routine often comes in the way of having these conversations. This is where coaching helps. A coach guides you as you discover the path to achieving your goals, providing encouragement and that much-needed push. When things seem unclear, a coach helps bring clarity and helps you unlock your potential.
Coaching sessions feature creative activities with a focus on exploring character strengths. A great coach doesn’t just ask you the right questions that help you explore different perspectives related to your goals, but empowers you to ask these questions yourself, starting a cycle of sustainable change in behaviour over time.
How are coaching and therapy different?
There can be times when certain terms can sound similar, making you wonder about the role they play in your journey to getting the help you need. This is true in the case of coaching and therapy. While the two may share a few common elements, they are unique in their ways.
Therapists possess the knowledge and training required to understand the concerns of a client and determine the causes, symptoms and treatment modality for anxiety. While coaches may also possess similar knowledge, their primary function is to facilitate the process.
Similarly, while therapy focuses on addressing mental conditions like distress that can be clinically diagnosed, coaching focuses more on non-clinical distress, unless your coach is also a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.