Coaching is becoming a common word. But what is the difference between a coach and a therapist? Here is an interesting article which highlights the main 6 differences to consider.

How To Know If You Need A Coach Or A Therapist: 6 Differences To Consider

Maybe you’ve noticed an increase in people talking about therapy and coaching. Your partner has a therapist to manage their anxiety. Your neighbor has a coach to sharpen her leadership skills. Maybe you yourself are trying to decide whether to hire a therapist or a coach to guide you through stress management of becoming a new parent or another kind of major life transition, but you don’t know where to start.

Although therapy and coaching might come up in the same conversation, there are important key factors to consider before deciding whether to work with a coach or therapist.

Coach vs. therapist.

The International Coaching Federation (ICF), one of the leading organizations for certifying coaches, defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”