|•Assumes the clients is highly-functional||•Assumes the client needs healing|
|•Roots in business and personal growth venues||•Roots in medicine, psychiatry|
|•Works to motivate people to a higher level of functioning||•Works with people to achieve self-understanding and emotional healing|
|•Focuses on actions and the future; goal-orientation||•Focuses on feelings and past events, past-orientation|
|•Focuses on solving problems||•Explores the root of problems|
|•Works with the conscious mind||•Works to bring the unconscious into consciousness|
|•Works for solutions to overcome barriers, learn new skills and implement effective choices||•Works for internal resolution of pain and to let go of old patterns|
Source: Hayden, C. J., and Whitworth, L. “Distinctions Between Coaching and Therapy.” International Association of Personal and Professional Coaches Newsletter, October 1995.