In last week’s coaching 101 class, a student asked, “What is the difference between coaching and mental health such as, therapy or counseling? In this video Nick Bosk explains the differences between coaching as opposed to therapy.
(0:00 ) Difference Between Coaching and Therapy
(0:15) Therapy Diagnosis The Distorter
(0:25) Therapy: From Dysfunction to Functioning
(0:33) Coaching: From Functioning to Exceptional
(0:49) Coaching Clients Are Fully Capable
(0:54) Coaching Barriers & Success
(1:06) What To Learn More? Free Classes
Typically, when someone goes to a therapist the first thing that will happen is some level of diagnosis looking for disorder or dysfunction such as anxiety or depression and the whole purpose of that mental health is to bring that client up to a place of functioning so from dysfunction to functioning. Now, in coaching, we see our clients as fully capable to create whatever goal they have in mind. So, in coaching we are coming from a place of functioning from the very beginning a place of exceptional. Mental health is dysfunction to functioning and coaching is functioning to exceptional.
It is the way that we view our clients as we just said that they are fully capable to create whatever goal, that they have. Often, a coaching client will have a barrier that is in their pathway to achieve their goal and what we’ll do through coaching, is to help them to reframe their perspective or to move beyond that barrier into success.
Come along to an upcoming coaching 101 teleclass and learn more about coaching and other professions as well as other skills that will get your started on your pathway towards becoming a certified coach.
Come along to an upcoming coaching 101 teleclass and learn more about coaching, questions such as, building your business, earning potential as well as learning skills that will help you on your road towards earning your certification in coaching.