Personal issues are rarely reasonable and rarely fit into a goal-oriented approach.

High performers are goal-oriented strategic thinkers. Seventy-six percent are enthusiastic, but 53% are burnt out. High performers are frustrated by problems that cannot be clarified.”

Coaches and counselors are currently trained to view personal struggles as weaknesses that require therapy. In contrast, your ability to perform well is considered a skill to be encouraged. But what about personal struggles that relate to being successful, or accomplishments that injure others and stunt your growth? Does a dysfunctional family, community, or culture require you to get therapy to accept them, or do you need the encouragement to fix them?

When I typed, “Counseling Performance, Coaching as Therapy,” into ChatGPT the artificial intelligence responded by saying: “This combination can provide clients with a well-rounded approach, addressing both emotional and performance-related issues.”

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