Lately folks everywhere are hanging a shingle out proclaiming that they are intuitive coaches in addition to the traditional psychic, Tarot, crystal ball or what have you reader.
But, what exactly IS an intuitive coach and how does that differ from standard psychic readings?
Below is a comparison chart to help delineate the differences so that you, dear reader, can make an informed choice about the kind of practitioner you wish to hire.
A fortune teller predicts the future.
An intuitive coach shows you how you are making (or breaking) your future, co-creating an interdynamic picture of the road you are on now and the road ahead.
A fortune teller may be focused on when a thing happens.
An intuitive coach is focused on how a thing happens.
A fortune teller treats the sitter as a passive audience, most clients do not speak and are often suspicious to speak because they “do not want to give away anything.”
An intuitive coach encourages conversation and sees the sitter as an active participant in the
co-creative process. The sitter speaking and sharing in no way negatively affects or influences the intuitive message, in fact, the sharing enhances the session.
People may test a fortuneteller for their psychic ability, the point of the session is to find out about things the reader couldn't have possibly known, the session might be fraught with suspicion and skepticism.
People engage in a session with trust and open-mindedness with an intuitive coach because the session is a conversation and the process and less about the intuitive making a hit.
A fortune teller may tell you that her information comes from God, Guides, her ability or your Grandmother; there is a sense that the sitter is in the middle of a maelstrom of information happening around her.
An intuitive coach may perceive intuitive information from a variety of sources like the traditional fortune teller, but also makes the sitter an active participant; information may also be coming from the sitter’s higher self, unconscious self or the sitter’s own intuitive ability.
Once a session is over, a sitter with the fortune teller may be wondering or thinking about when certain things are going to happen.
A sitter with an intuitive coach will have the information and tools they need to make things happen or to prepare for situations unfolding in their lives.
Both the fortune teller and the intuitive coach are using a 6th sense to gain information. The intuitive coach has additional training in life coaching techniques that a fortune teller may not have.
Life coaching is a technique that requires specific training and skills, it requires an education about this technique, and it is far more than just “giving advice”. A intuitive coach should have a degree in coaching or at the very minimum a certification from a reputable coaching school or training facility.
Intuitve coachng is not for everyone in the same way that the traditional fortunetelling session is not for everyone and each has their own strengths. Understanding the unique differences can greatly help and enhance whichever session a sitter chooses.
Since coaching is not yet certifiable by law (like massage back in the 60s) anyone can say they are a life coach with no training and it is not illegal. Also, there are many fly by night certifications of dubious educational quality.
If you are interested in experiencing an intuitive coach, do your homework: where did they learn life coaching and how rigorous was the school they went to? What exactly did they learn and if you ask them, what kind of psychology and or coaching background do they have? An intuitive coach worth her salt will be able to happily answer any and all of these questions.
With a little investigative work and an interest in creating your future using a spiritual focus, an intuitive coach can be exactly what you are looking for. Happy intuiting!
1/23/2014 11:15:40 pm
Great article, I was certified as both, a professional psychic and an intuitive coach. The points you make are valid and I enjoyed this! =)
Katie, thank you for visiting and your comment! Yes, not all intuitive practitioners are alike and as this kind of work becomes more normalized there is a lot of education that needs to be done about why the differences exist. I especially like your comment about tools, I do a lot of intervention recommendations in session as it is truly about empowerment, no? :)
6/25/2019 06:54:57 pm
Thanks for pointing out that an intuitive coach shows you how you are making (or breaking) your future. I am thinking about hiring an intuitive life coach because I think having one would help me get my life together and help make my future brighter. Thanks for pointing out the differences between intuitive coaches and psychics.
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