How is Coaching distinct from other disciplines?
Each discipline differs from the other based on many factors. Ultimately, the individual or the organization has a situation that needs to be addressed, e.g. performance, career, attitude, leadership, life style and more. When people want help, they want to work with a professional that can best help them find solutions for the problem or situation.
Mentor: A mentor is an expert who shares wisdom, support, learning or guidance for the purpose of career growth and business goals. They offer advice and experiences to help individuals reach their objectives.
Consultant: Usually an expert in a given field and will diagnose problems and prescribe or at times implement solutions. A consultant will often set the goals for the person or the organization and put a system in place to achieve them. Outcomes are based on their area of expertise.
Therapist/Counselor: The focus if often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional and functioning in the present. The emphasis is on diagnosis, analysis or healing and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways