SIDEBAR Making Distinctions Between Coaching and Counseling


Coaching

Counseling (traditional model)

Action

Understanding and issues

Present to future focus

Past to present focus

Create and design

Repair and resolve

Expertise lies within person being coached

Expertise lies within counselor

Promote discovery

Give answers and advice

Future possibilities

Past events

What and how

Why

Proactive

Curative

Achievement

Healing

Joy

Happiness