No one in this world has a solution to all your problems – only you have your solutions

To me, Coaching seems to be like Counselling, and I always preferred Counselling as it deals with providing direct solutions & treatments. But after attending the 2-day diploma session in life coaching at Coach Transformation Academy, I started preferring Coaching over Counselling. Did my mind change, or did I find the difference between Coaching & Counselling? The answer was both: I learned about what basically the Coaching is? How it differs from other disciplines? How it works? How it creates an impact on the client? And most importantly, I gained some life experience.


Coaching is a partnering in which you honor your client. It’s a future & solution-focused approach with a particular code of ethics to be followed. It’s a questioning process rather than advising. Throughout the coaching journey, coach questions in such a way that the client finds his/her solution from his/her own answers. If we talk about other disciplines like training, mentoring, consulting, counseling & therapy, they are either transitional or enhancing processes provided with advising. As far as advising is concerned, you have to be judgmental for the process, but in coaching, a coach is bound to be purely non-judgmental.

Being non-judgmental helps in working with coachee’s agenda, single conversation at a time, being focused & creating a safe psychological environment, which is a necessity of the coaching process. Non-judgmental attitude opens you up to more of life’s beauty, positivity, clarity & peaceful mind.

People in this world are undoubtedly different from each other. However, they still share some common habits, likes & dislikes, desires, hobbies, memories, personality traits, etc. these common nodes create rapport (a bridge of responsiveness) between people and, hence, a safe psychological environment.

Coach is the one who cares for his client in the selection of words as words create a world. He thinks accordingly, focuses completely on the client to know the client’s learning style and whether he/she falls under spatial, auditory, or kinesthetic.


Different activities during the session added to my learnings a lot. The activity of sharing childhood, teenage & life-changing experiences with colleagues gave me some positive vibes. I had also been to the same situation in the past, so I could have done the same as my colleague did. Hence, it added to my learning.

In the 2-day session, I took a personal experience of being coached by Mr. Haris Syed (Coach & Mentor). The session started with the question, tell me about yourself? I suddenly started that there is a war inside me. I am grappled between several problems like instability, dissatisfaction, loneliness, unclear future, confused about career, etc. I don’t know what to do? Where to go? What path to adopt? He started questioning in such a way that I listed my priorities and picked up one to start from. He asked me several questions, and at some of them, I got blank like what to answer? I don’t have any answer, and there was a silent journey for a couple of minutes, but soon after, he asked the same thing in some different patterns to get me to the answer and finally, I got aware of what is in my hand? & what is not? I got a clear picture of how many paths are in front of me and what way it should be best suited. The great thing was I came to know that I already knew the solution to my problem, I was just unable to recognize it. It was an utterly inexpressible feeling.

Afterward, we had a practice coaching session between colleagues of the session. I successfully coached my client, and she found the solution. That moment generated a spark in me that coaching is for me.

My golden learning is, ‘no one in this world has a solution to all your problems, only you have your solutions, but the only thing you need is to recognize it.’


Coaching is peering, which deals with the questioning process rather than advising to unblock the client’s potential. It is the only respectable profession that uses a client-driven approach to honor the client as the expert in his/her life. Coach has to abide by the code of ethics, beliefs of excellence, and coaching values.

Coaching is a continuous learning process that adds to the learnings of both: client & coach.

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