Are you thinking about becoming a coach, or hiring a coach❓
The primary difference between a therapist and a coach is that, generally speaking, therapists tend to focus more on the past or present while coaches tend to focus more on the present and the future.
Therapists are often more focused on cognitions while coaches are often more focused on behaviors.
I have a strategic life coaching certification under Tony Robbins, trained with him for just under a year. This is how he sums up the difference.
The main way that a life coach vs. therapist works is that the life coach takes the client’s current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground and is more ACTION-based from that point onward. A life coach enables the person receiving “treatment” (I prefer “guidance”) to take control of their life and take action to steer it toward their goals.