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January 9, 2002
Today's issue is a very
thought-provoking one and I'm certain will be an important
resource for many in the years to come.
As mentioned in the Important Notice below, this comparison of
Conventional Therapy and Personal Coaching represents many hours
of thought and energy, including time donated by Coaches and
Coach/Therapists on the CoachVille R&D Team, the best example of
an intellectual factory we know of!
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the field of Coaching?
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Also in this issue is information
about the CoachVille Conference being held in Las Vegas this
March 2002. January 10, 2002, is the last day to register
at a fee of $379. Details here.
your comments are welcome...
Conventional Therapy v. Personal Coaching
copyright 2002 by
v 1.0 updated 1/2/02 | pdf version
We've created this
comparison chart with the help of dozens of therapists on the
CoachVille R&D Team who are also experienced coaches. And,
while not everyone will agree with every single word pair, it's
our view that this chart does help to clarify the differences
between coaching and therapy. That said, the fact is that many
of the differences between modern therapy and personal coaching
aren't as big as we might like them to appear. Both
professionals can be working with fully functioning adults who
are working through a difficult situation. Both disciplines
focus on helping people make changes and accomplish goals that
really matter to them. They are different ways of working; each
with its own special value.
why me?/why this?
past > present
driven by unresolved issues
feelings, discussion oriented
usually a measured pace
no personal disclosure
professional 'arms length'
prognosis for recovery
healing of emotional damage
self imposed limits
tends toward process
what's next?/what now?
collaborative, equal partnership
generally open, not vulnerable
wants a partner
present > future
chooses goals and actions
acts on information
more action oriented
often a rapid pace
personal disclosure as useful
chance of success
personal operating system
tends toward results
Copyright 2002 by
CoachVille.com. May be distributed with attribution.
The most advanced coaching conference ever
Thursday - Saturday
March 14-16, 2002
( Wednesday, March 13, is a
bonus day; see below)
9am-5pm all days
Riviera Hotel and Conference Center
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Maximum capacity: 900 (currently at 810 registrants)
Conference fee: $379 until January 10, 2002; $479 thereafter.
Full payment is made upon registration.
here to register.
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your browser? Go here:
http://www.thomasleonard.com/teleclass and type in class
Newly added features...
Veteran coach Shirley
Anderson will be making a presentation on how she
coaches her high profile client management guru Ken Blanchard
(Shirley has Ken's blessing to share their process).
Expert computer tech guy
Clayton Smith is making
himself available at the conference to all conference
attendees. Got a computer problem, tech issue or 'dumb
question?' Clayton will be there at the conference available to
help you at NO charge.
Coaching in Corporations is the theme of one of the two
Wednesday special sessions. Val
Williams is now confirmed as the co-leader of this
special training day.
extensive experience as a corporate coach, and her polished, but
friendly, presenting style makes her a perfect co-leader of this
are being created
for all attendees. These include several cool items including
the coach lapel pin and the coach ceramic coffee mug.
Special interest gatherings
are planned which will help you connect with coaches with
similar interests and goals.
The free Friday Networking and Trade
Show event will now feature tables for 50
vendors/service providers so you can circle the room and meet
the vendors, others coaches, while nibbling in the extensive
hors d'oeuvre and your favorite beverage (no host bar).
And, we're working on more goodies for you...
Who is the
conference primarily designed for?
While everyone is most
welcome, the conference content has been designed for:
1. Intermediate/advanced coaches who have been coaching for 2-20
2. Coaches who are on a fast learning/success track
3. Coaches who coach entrepreneurs, small businesses and
Again, everyone is welcome, but the content is rich and the
pace is fast.
Please note: Thomas and
other trainers are co conducting two bonus trainings on
Wednesday, March 13, 2002. One is the Boot Camp for New
Coaches; the other is Coaching In Corporations. The extra cost
for this one day is $79 for conference registrants and includes
admission to both concurrently run events (you can go back and
forth if you like, and you can get the handouts for both; all
I learn at the 2002 CoachVille Conference?
1. How to use advanced
coaching strategies and models with higher-end clients.
2. How to use client coaching programs with clients.
3. How to package and price your services for the higher-end
4. How to develop multiple, lifetime passive-revenue streams.
5. How to fill your practice and keep it full with marketing
and referral engines.
(For a list of all of the conference topics, please see below.)
How is the
We are keeping the conference as interactive, effective, and
simple as possible. You'll have plenty of free time for
networking and for enjoying the sights and entertainment of Las
1. We're using a classroom-type layout where everyone is in one
of two large, comfortable event rooms during the conference.
2. 30 interactive presentations/trainings are conducted over 3
days, each lasting from 24-90 minutes.
3. All sessions are interactive (and include step-by-step
handouts) and are conducted by experts with a track record.
4. No break-out sessions. (Why not? Because the content fits
for virtually all intermediate/advanced coaches.)
5. The sessions will be videotaped for video and audio streaming
6. Late Friday afternoon is a Social/Networking Party (no-host
bar, plentiful/rich hors d.)
7. Organized outings to Cirque du Soleil and other shows. (add
8. No dinners/banquets, no keynotes, no panel discussions. Not
9. You are on your own for lunches and dinners. Beverages are
served all 3 days during the breaks.
If, at the end of the
conference, you feel that the conference was not worth the fee
you paid, you will be refunded your conference fee in its
entirety, no questions asked. (We're quite serious about this.)
For a detailed agenda, hotel reservation
click here to register now.