How does executive coaching differ from therapy?
Executive coaching is a problem-solving process with identifiable end points, structured with hard and fast, measurable goals in mind, while therapy frequently is not.
Unlike therapy, coaching relies on third-party input in addressing behavior challenges.
Coaching strives to make specific cognitive adjustments in thinking that are determined at the beginning of the process.
Coaching is mindful of the culture and goals of the organization as well as those of the individual.
Finally, individuals tend to seek out therapy in the case of personal unhappiness or distress, executive coaching is a process that benefits even the most successful individual.
As with sports coaching, even the best athletes look to coaches throughout their career for constant refinements, improvements and valuable outside perspective.