Coaching and therapy are two very different processes. The focus of therapy is firmly placed in the past – things happened then that are still having a negative impact today. The focus of coaching is firmly placed in the present and the future – what things can we cause today that will have a positive impact in the future.
If you recall our earlier article ‘What is coaching . . . . really’, we highlighted that ‘Coaching is a dialogue with a person, or team of people, which assists the individuals along a process of self-discovery, leading to some form of self-chosen and desired action’.
This definition clearly highlights that the power to change, or the choice not to change, rests with the person or people being coached. [Read more…]