Are you looking for a coach? Do you know what a coach does and what you can expect in a coaching relationship? Do you know the difference between coaching, consulting,counseling, and mentoring? Here are some answers to those questions.
First some definitions. According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), coaching is defined as:
“partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
Creative Results Management (CRM) defines coaching this way:
“Christian coaching is an on-going intentional conversation that empowers a person or group to fully live out God’s calling.”
And Linda Miller and Chad Hall submit this definition in their book, Coaching for Christian Leaders:
“Christian coaching is a focused Christ-centered relationship that cultivates a person’s sustained growth and action.”
This simple chart might help you understand the difference between coaching, consulting, counseling, and mentoring.
If this description of coaching sounds interesting to you I invite you to contact me. I’d be happy to explore with you how epic coaching can help you get unstuck and go further faster.
Downloadable version of chart: coaching chart