PRINCIPLES OF SUPERVISION
Differences between a coach and a counselor
Themain difference between a coach and a counselor is the role they playin their client’s life. Coaching is different from counseling,although they are related. The role of a counselor is to help theclient reexamine his or her past and heal the wounds implicated bypast experiences. For example, a counselor wills health an individualdual with the impacts of childhood abuse or a broken relationship. On the other hand, a coach helps the client achieve his or her goalsin the future. The role of a coach is to help people improve andchange their lives to make them better. The coach helps an individualset and achieve goals rather than focusing on the failures in thepast (Stone, 2007). For example, an individual can seek the servicesof a coach to improve his career or business.
Thereare several challenges that I faced in the coaching season. The mostimportant challenge was setting goals. The client knew what he wantedto achieve but did not have an agenda or what he wanted to do toachieve his goals. As a result, remaining focused to the subjectmatter and managing time became an important challenge. However, thesession did not turn into counseling seasons since the client did nothave burdens from the past. Therefore, the hardest part of the seasonwas setting goals. In my view, identifying the strengths andweaknesses of the client should be the initial step in coachingseasons.
TV show and movie
Themovie facing the giants is one of the most published coaching movies.There are several coaching lessons that can be learned from themovie. The most important coaching mistake in the movie ischallenging the client beyond what he or she can handle (Kendrick,2006). This is likely to result into loss of hope. Thus, it isimportant for the coach to know the strengths and abilities of theclient before setting goals and challenging the client.
Kendrick,A. (2006). Facingthe Giants,Movie.
Stone,F. (2007). Coaching,counseling & mentoring,New York: American Management Association.