Coaching Versus Therapy

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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of Master Coach Mindset™ with Rhonda Britten. This Season I share the Eight Coaching Skills every Certified Fearless Living Coach uses as the foundation of their coaching practice and, how you can too!

In today’s episode, I discuss the critical difference between coaching and therapy. How do you know when coaching ends and therapy begins. This distinction is critical to your integrity and to the ethics of coaching.

Coaching is not being a friend (and getting paid for it), it is a skill one must learn and it doesn’t take one week or one month. It takes time and dedication. If you truly care about your clients, listen to this episode. It will give you guidance about what’s yours to do and what’s not.

What You Will Discover:

  • When does your Client need therapy vs. coaching?
  • How to coach Clients into therapy
  • What’s the Coaches lane vs the therapy lane
  • Being attentive to your Client’s needs
  • Question of the Day: “Rhonda, what’s the difference between a Coach and a therapist? How do we know when to refer a Client to a therapist while continuing to get coaching with us as their Coach? How do you approach a Client with a suggestion that they get therapy without being insulting?”


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About Rhonda

As the first Life Coach on reality television in the world, I’ve won an Emmy for changing lives on the hit NBC show Starting Over, named its “most valuable player” by The New York Times, and heralded as “America’s Favorite Life Coach.”

To date, I’ve altered lives in over 600 episodes of reality television and authored four bestselling books, 150K copies of my #1 hit – Fearless Living – have been sold and I’ve been on the couch with Oprah more than once.

Proud to be the Founder of the Fearless Living Institute (Courses & Workshops devoted to mastering all kinds of fear) and Head of the Life Coach Certification Program (called the “Ivy League of Life Coach Training”). We will show you how to have the clarity, confidence, courage – and yes, compassion – to live and coach fearlessly. Welcome home.


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I was diagnosed with melanoma…

“That year I was diagnosed with melanoma which was really a shocking and terrifying diagnosis and something where I really had to sit down and do a reality check with myself. If I was to pass away from this disease you know at 46 years old had I lived my life to the fullest, had I done everything I wanted to do. And it was really a resounding no. Going through the Life Coach Certification Program was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life and it was life-changing.”


You’re going to come out of this program with an actual system…

“Do you want to come out of your coaching program with a leg up on the competition? Then you’re in the right place. You’re going to come out of this program with an actual system and a program that you can offer to the marketplace. Rhonda is the best Coach there is and she will teach you how to be the best Coach. Sign up for the information and get into the next class. Don’t waste a minute. You will not regret it.”


I changed my husband’s life, and I’m changing my children’s lives…

“The tools that I was just learning at that time, just the basic tools, changed my life forever. I took action and I learned these tools. I helped not only to change my life, but I changed my husband’s life, and I’m changing my children’s lives. So if you would like to impact your life and you would like to also have that effect on your family, and your children, and your extended family and friends, then the Fearless Living Coaching Program is for you.”