I was a coach before practicing psychotherapy, working with competitive athletes first, and later sales professionals, their managers and their leaders.Goal, Strategy and Action are conceptual pieces that apply to coaching practice in both business and personal issues. In some psychotherapy that is more skills oriented, the same pieces apply and a coaching framework can be useful and effective.
Mission and Vision are pieces that in business or personal work address deeper issues of what its all about for you whether you are a person or a business organization.
The link from coaching to counselling and psychotherapy is visible in polarity work “…as chaos theory, complex adaptive systems theory and complexity science point out, seeking order (conformity) to the exclusion of chaos (disagreement) can lead to the destruction or mediocre functioning of a system.” Barry Johnson, Polarity Management: Identifyng and solving unsolvable problems, 2014.
In a well-functioning person, there has to be a little “chaos” too, to transcend mediocre functioning.
In Life Coaching, we can Identify 1/ what is important to you, 2/ environmental opportunities and constraints and 3/ your resources. Then we set goals, and determine a strategic frame for the approach you’ll use to achieve those goals. Next, we develop and execute, monitor and correct tactical actions in alignment with the strategic frame to achieve the goal that furthers progress in the mission to manifest the vision.
We can do that, applied to sport, business or life. The cost is usually a tax deductible expense.