Coach Versus Counselor

With a growing need for coaches and counselors in this hour, many people question the difference in the two and whether having one is sufficient. Today, I’m going to share with you what I’ve discovered about the differences, as I serve in the capacity of “coach” to some, and “counselor” to others; and some are excited that they get the whole package!

When questioned by a coaching client, “Coach, what should I do?”, my response would generally be, “What’s your desired outcome, and are you implementing the plan to get there?”. If asked that same question by my counseling client, my response would be, “What’s taking place in your life right now that’s presenting as a challenge, and what aspects of your life are being affected by this?”. Did you see a difference in the responses? As a coach, my desire is to present tools to you, aiding you to get to a specific goal, while as your counselor, my role is to aid you in actually solving your life challenges, walking alongside you through the journey to wholeness.

I enjoy my Kingdom assignemnt of being a coach and counselor, as I know that I’ve been empowered for this! My educational and training regiments for these assignments, ,along with my minstry call, has positioned me to fuel my clients with “greater truth”, whether they are implementing strategies or coping with a loss. As your coach or counselor, it would be my desire to be that aid to you as well.

Are there any area in your life that need tweeking, or challenges in your life that are causing discomfort, anxiety, depression or other symptoms? Don’t struggle alone, there is opportunity for change available, when you’re ready.

Let’s start the Journey!

Published by Valerie Burrell, Coach & Counselor

As a Coach and Counselor, I'm excited to aid you in getting all that life has for you according to God's plan. I am Empowered to Empower Others!

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