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Coaching, Consulting, Therapy and Mentoring: What is the difference?

Coaching is about empowering your client by asking questions, facilitating strategic planning and monitoring tactical execution.

Therapy is about helping your client by listening and offering advice and sharing coping skills.

Consulting is about having all the answers and solutions to help your client with a specific task.

Mentoring is a combination of coaching and consulting. As a mentor, you will empower your mentee by asking questions, sharing valuable experiences, giving advice and directions for success.

All four of these disciplines require great listening skills.

Therapy, Consulting and Mentoring all require great knowledge to be shared on the topic that is being discussed.

Coaching on the other hand, requires the ability to ask contemplative questions that will help a client to better know themselves.

To recap:

· Coaching is about listening and asking questions.

· Therapy is about listening and offering advice.

· Consulting is about listening and offering solutions.

· Mentoring is coaching and consulting: Listening, asking questions and giving advice.

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Barbara Wainwright, CPC Certified Master Life Coach and CEO of Wainwright Global, Barbara Wainwright is known as the most sought after teacher in the coaching and self-empowerment industry. She is famous for training and certifying over 6,200 professional coaches worldwide and for creating the "Wainwright Method of Coaching", empowering individuals to actualize their life purpose, live inspired lives and connect with their true passion so they can reach new levels of confidence and inner peace. She provides affordable hands-on coach training using state of the art coaching tools and systems.

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