From my personal opinion it seems that coaching rides with firm step toward recognition as a profession of development thanks to the making of institutions, companies and professionals caring for rigorously from the example and professional matching. If it is true that there may be a little saturation and confusion until you reach certification (100 hours for ACC not alone up to PCC with 750 hours) since it seems sweet to demagogues and opportunists who call coach themselves (am coach!) in your professional image to customers new and clueless. Image that appears making much harm, however life is very stubborn with the populist people that uses four tricks that non technical, because over time you end up seeing him the true face by misuse of the philosophy, rules, tools and coaching ethics. No doubt accessible training in time, money, and even more important in energy for those who are left to cajole (more in times of crisis that must attract people to the cause of survive). For this reason a few questions for reflection: What with the coaching that appears up in the soup?, does what the coaching that attracts both?, what impact we are creating?, do we find ourselves in a moment critical?, will end up by making it a recognized profession?, where is the example of congruence?, which specializations you are creating or promoting? It is true that I know some (people) professionals who have the skills of coaching and practice with their teams, clients and participants without show the world in your business card that they already are, simply do so with proximity and poise. The difference between coaching, consulting and training is a matter of fashion and very common because they are related although no doubt there are different nuances: attention and intuition of the experienced coach is the leverage the client’s own vision, wisdom, resources and promote action oriented to concrete facts in the closer and motivating scope (therapy why? and why coaching isn’t it?) However a consultant focuses from their business specialty in the achievement of the Organization’s performance through the application of technical knowledge and specific tools (much software!).
Finally the trainer is responsible for the transmission of specific information and skills training to their clients being able to use the skills of coaching. For me the key is not be COACH because you give the feeling of an orphan (ask someone who you are? and you will see how you answer with your profession). The coaches believe in alliances and the idea of exercise and enjoy responsibly (no more tags) as a professional co-active coaching.