The intentions of coaching and therapy are different. The coaching process is an action based process. A Certified Professional Life Coach helps the client realize what they want in their life (a closer family, less stress and anxiety, better communication, less sibling rivalry, goal setting, achieving balance, etc.) and then what steps need to be taken to make that happen. It’s about action and bringing change in behaviors instead of only talking about issues. This often includes weekly “homework” to help facilitate the process and bring results.
The coaching process, unlike most therapy, is tailored to bring about change for each individual or family. The process is never the same from one client to the next as each faces unique circumstances and issues. We can help identify the core issues and give suggestions as well as hands on tools for addressing them. As a coach, we partner with you in the process to empower you and hold accountable all who are involved. It’s a powerful process that has changed thousands of individuals and families for the better.
Coaching focuses mostly on the present and future while therapy usually deals with the past. Many times we must reflect on the past to identify the core of the issue but in coaching we quickly move from the past to the present and designing a better future.
A practical difference is that in-home coaching takes place in the client’s home. This is beneficial because the client (an individual or whole family) feels safer, more comfortable and at ease in their own environment instead of in an office setting. The benefits of in-home coaching have enabled many achieve the success they are longing for.