I often get asked, “what’s the difference between Coaching and Consulting? Or between Coaching and Psychology?” Here’s what I respond:
Pretend you’re lost in the middle of the woods. A Psychologist will ask you all kinds of questions to help you understand how and why you ended up in the woods.
A Consultant will take out a GPS and guide you out of the woods
A Coach will ask you where you want to go, give you your own GPS, and walk with you as you find your own way out of the woods.
In this way, when you find yourself lost in the woods again (and it happens all the time), you will be empowered to help yourself find your own way out.