Think That Coaching Isn’t a Psychological Career?
Psychology coaching is a real profession, and a valid psychological career. I’d like to come out of the closet right now. I’m a psychology coaching expert. I’ve never taken or completed a course in psychology, and never been certified as a counselor, but I still believe that I work in an industry made up of one psychological career after another.
As coaches, we get a bad wrap in many ways, but we have really turned the world on its head when it comes to one thing: Beating the psychotherapists at their own game. We have become the most respected community of people working in a psychological career to turn many psychological problems around within extremely short periods of time, without the use of drugs. Can your average head shrink say that?
So how do a rag-tag band of pseudo-psychology coaching professionals produce results that most in a psychological career can’t do after 8 years of schooling? We use a few simple techniques that, when mastered, are extremely effective.
Psychology Coaching: Get Past The Lies That Most in a Psychological Career Put up With
Most therapists and head shrinks (and others in a psychological career) would allow their clients / patients to lie right to their face. If you diagnose someone as a ‘crazy person’ wouldn’t you just “understand” whatever they threw at you? Those of us in the psychology coaching profession don’t label people like that, so we expect even the ‘craziest’ people to shoot straight and tell the truth.
Are Most People in a Psychological Career Too Lazy to Get Past The Lies?
Why is this ‘Truth Therapy’ so effective? Because 90% of the time, the reason why someone is limited or is feeling lousy in the first place is because they are lying to themselves, lying to other people, or simply ‘omitting / ignoring’ the truth (i.e. lying!). If you do nothing but expect the truth from your clients, you will be more successful in helping them than 90% of those in a psychological career.
Psychology Coaching Elegance: Balancing The Truth With Sensitive Optimism in Your Psychological Career
If all that I did in psychology coaching was just push the truth out of people, it wouldn’t be that effective (although it would still be more effective than most others that work in a psychological career).
After you bludgeon your coaching clients with the truth, you’ve got to have a heart. You’ve got to be sensitive to WHY they lied to themselves (or you, or others, etc.) and help them to transition to telling the truth in a way they can deal with. Eventually the truth can set them free, but your job as a psychology coaching professional is to help them to feel good about the truth, as well as to take on the power to change what they can to create an even ‘better truth’. You’ve got to supply the optimism for your client to do that.
Psychology Coaching Comes Out of The Closet as a Highly Respected Psychological Career
As psychology coaching has grown, we’ve gotten more and more respect as a psychological career. More therapists, counselors, and psychologist are becoming psychology coaches because it’s a good career move, a respected profession, and actually a better experience and more valuable service to the client. Let the psychology coaching profession ‘come out of the closet’ and take its place among the most highly recognized and respected psychological careers.