How is coaching different from counseling?
Coaching is not counseling or psychotherapy. Many coaches are not trained mental health professionals. Coaches and their clients focus on the current events in career and life. The process does briefly acknowledge and touch on a client’s past experiences. This is done to notice repeated behaviors that might be a reason that growth is stunted. It’s a coach’s responsibility to refer a client to a mental health professional, or other outside help, whenever noticed.