The stigma around depression and anxiety disorders is real. The pain and struggle many go through on a daily basis is real. So how can we support this? One of the best ways to support is to understand what depression and anxiety really are.
What’s the difference between a Coach and a Therapist?
Coaches work with clients to develop and implement goals for today and your future. We deal in results oriented solutions that the client develops on their own, and then help them push to obtain those objectives.
Therapist often times deal with past trauma or pain. They are an important part of the healing process and it is not uncommon for our clients to work with both coaches and therapists.
How are Coaches and Consultants different?
Coaches work one-on-one with their clients, consultants often work with teams or small groups. Coaches enable their clients to solve problems on their own, consultants are regarded as the "expert" and therefore advise change to their clients. Coaches promote self-discovery, consultants provide data and information to analyze. Coaches build on their clients strengths, consultants are problem focussed and typically try and try to correct problems or weaknesses.
Do Coaches Promise Results?
No, at least not the good ones. It's not the job of a coach to do the work. That is the client's job. The coach simply works closely with the clients to clearly define goals, structure a plan, and hold the client accountable to that plan.