Coaching Vs. Counseling

  • Counseling is trusting my ability to work with a person.
  • Coaching is trusting God’s ability to work with a person.
     
  • Counseling is bound by what I know; therefore it is limited.
  • Coaching is free to hear what God knows; therefore it is unlimited.
     
  • Counseling is thinking about what I am going to say in response to a conversation.
  • Coaching is attentive listening so I can help the coachee focus on what God is saying.
     
  • Counseling is giving answers.
  • Coaching is asking questions.
  • Counseling is more law oriented: Go, do and you will be okay.
  • Coaching is more grace oriented: Lean into Christ and you will find your way.