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Friend vs. coach


Recently, I was coaching one of my good friends. After a few coaching sessions together, she said to me, “Now I totally see the difference between a coach and a friend. The things you say to me as a friend, you’d never say to me as my coach. As a friend, you empathize. As a coach, you push me to view things differently.”

A coach will tell you what you need to know to grow, not what you want to hear.

Having good friends is invaluable. You want someone who is “on your side,” can commiserate, listen to you vent, and everything in between.

Having a coach is transformative. With a coach, you learn to step into the best version of yourself.

You learn how to manage your mind and create the results you want to have in your life. A coach pushes you to places and perspectives that you would have never explored otherwise.

Here’s a real-life example: