Coaching, therapy, and consulting have some overlap, and many do not understand the difference between these three services, especially since some providers offer some of each. Coaching focuses on helping people move toward their goals. Therapy looks more at self-understanding of past issues. Consultants typically provide expertise in a specific area, answering questions.
Coaching won’t help you understand your childhood traumas, but the right coach can help you figure out what you want and how to get there. Whether it’s a professional or personal issue, a good coach can help you make strides toward your goals.