ImageForSuccess.com - Do YOU Need a Coach?
Personal and Professional Success Coaching Services Since 1992 - Reaching Your Goals with You for the "Perfect Life" Since 1992
Do I Need a Coach?
 
Image For Success Coaching is a personal and professional development, client-focused service where an individual, couple or group is assumed to be substance abuse free, healthy, cognitive and able to achieve goals with effective support and guidance
 
Some of the differences between Therapy and Coaching are:
Conventional Therapy leans towards…
 
Assumes the Client Needs Healing 
 
Roots In: Medicine, Psychiatry 
 
 
Works with people to achieve self-understanding and emotional healing
 
Focuses on feelings and PAST events 
 
Feelings, Discussion Oriented 
 
Works to bring the unconscious into consciousness 
 
Works for internal resolution of pain and to let go of old patterns 
 

Driven by Unresolved Issues 
 
Therapist offers no personal disclosure 
 
Nurturing, Supportive 
 
Needs Help 
 
Asks Why (issue resolution) 
 
Focuses on the root of Problems 
(Why me? Why this?)  
 
Usually moves at a measured pace 




Coaching leans towards…
 
Assumes the Client is Whole
 
Roots In: Sports, Business, Personal Growth and Performance Venues
 
Works with people to achieve a higher level of functioning
 
Focuses on actions and the FUTURE
 
Education, Collaboration, More Action Oriented
 
Works with the Conscious Mind

 
Works for external solutions to overcome barriers, learn new skills & implement effective choices

Chooses Goals and Actions
 
Coach offers personal disclosure as useful
 
Catalyzing, Challenging
 
Wants a Partner

Asks What (problem solving)
 
Focuses on Solutions 
(What’s next? What now?)
 
Often moves at a rapid pace 
 
... Knows When to Refer to Therapy