“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” – Jesus
Coaching vs Counselling
Although there may be some overlap, coaching is not counselling.
Counselling is focused on resolving past issues. Coaching is focused on the present and the future.
Coaching is not suitable for people with addictions or drug dependencies, or mental illness.
Coaching is not or people who are recovering from abuse and trauma.
If you are experiencing an of the above, you should seek advice from a trained professional first.
Coaching vs Mentoring
Whilst your mentor is at least one step ahead of you, their role is to pave the way as an expert or a guide.
In coaching, you are the expert meeting with your peer. Your coach is a sounding board for your thoughts and ideas.
While a mentor will have an idea on where you want to go and work to lead you through the steps to get there, a coach facilitates your journey to pave the way.
Your coach is not there to teach you, but to provide a space for you to make discoveries.
You, the client, are the expert in your life and work, and your coach sees you as creative, resourceful, and able.
Your opinions and unique background are valued and taken into consideration at all times.
You set the agenda for the sessions.
You have the answers within you, your coach helps draw them out through listening and asking open-ended questions.
You are encouraged on a journey of self-discovery.
You coach will keep you accountable but you are responsible for your own actions.
More than just a business coach
A business coach who understands the unique needs of bookkeepers running a small business, and who has the tools, techniques and training to help you reach your goals.