Profession Qualifications Of Coaches And Counselors:
A coach is only required to have a set of specific skills, but no advanced degree. They need to have excellent listening and communication skills, organizational skills, be able to facilitate the client with an understandable map to reach their goals, and have the ability to guide the client into an introspective look at themselves, their life, their concerns, and what may be keeping them from the goals they want to achieve. An effective coach is able to reframe situations and suggest a new and different way of viewing the situation.
A counselor is required to have obtained an advanced degree (a Master or PhD in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology along with a supervised practicum), and is trained in the above qualifications for coaches. Additionally, a counselor must be trained to recognize and speak the “emotional and talking style language” of the client. Unlike coaches, many counselors also have training in how to remove subconscious blocks and negative programming that can sabotage desired results.