Coaching vs Counseling

Coaching vs Counseling

In simplistic terms, a therapist’s role is to heal the wounds of the past, and a life coach supports you in moving your life forward. Coaching does not focus on “why,” but “what’s next?” It shifts the client from a problem focused to solution based approached.

Coaching is well suited to a goal-oriented person who prefers to make choices and take responsibility for their processes and outcomes.

Coaching as an Option


Life coaching is a refreshing approach to personal and professional growth that helps you achieve specific goals and make your unique contributions with focus and ease. Coaching trains you to stop biting the hook that gets you stuck in old dramas, stressful interactions, and emotional suffering. Instead, you learn to shift your attention into the present moment, focus on the intentions that hold meaning and value to you, and take effective action.

A coach supports you to define your goals, and stay on target towards achieving them by taking regular, manageable steps that lead to satisfaction in all areas of your life. Be more effective with time and money. Enjoy greater physical vitality. Be more creative and adventurous. Have stronger relationships. In just a few sessions, you will gain clarity, confidence and renewed vision.

Coaching empowers you with simple pragmatic tools so that your life experience expands. Daily tasks become rewarding, and interactions with others become authentic. Would you like your life to be easier and more fulfilling? All it takes is a choice to begin. Call a coach today and get started.

About the Author

Carmen Isais, MA is a transformative coach, professional mediator, business builder and trainer. She is the co-founder of Life Compass, LLC, an independent coaching and psychological services company she runs with her best friend and partner, Lee Ockenden, LMFT.

Carmen is passionate about effecting change through solution based action plans, authentic communication and understanding. She lives out this mission in all the above ways (and more).


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