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6 Definitions That are Useful

Something I have noticed is that there are many different understandings on what a coach does.

Here are some definitions of coaching and counselling related terms that are often incorrectly assumed to be synonymous or that are being confused:

  • Mentoring: The acquisition of wisdom by observing and learning from a seasoned professional in your field. Usually short term.
  • Counselling: The provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems.
  • Therapy: The treatment of mental or psychological disorders by psychological means. Past-oriented, problem focused, and progress measured.
  • Training: The organized procedure by which people learn knowledge and/or skills for a defined purpose.
  • Consulting: A method to get an expert’s advice on what to do.
  • Coaching: The unlocking of existing gifts and skills. Future-oriented, solution-focused, and performance measured.

None of these activities live in watertight box. During most coaching sessions, the conversation will often alternate between coaching, counselling, mentoring, and therapy.

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Located in Gosford
on the Central Coast

Ph: 02 4324 5109
Mob: 0439 900 866
Fax: 02 4324 5119

8/16-18 Hills Street Gosford NSW 2250

Plenty of off-street parking in our carpark
across the road at 11 Hills Street.

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