12:53 PM

Counselor, Coach, Mentor, Consultant?

If you have considered becoming a professional counselor or an executive or life coach, a recent presentation by Bellevue University faculty member Dr. Victor Harms may be of interest.

Harms, who has a private counseling practice in the Omaha area and teaches several subjects, including graduate-level coaching courses, in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, helped define terms during the Human Capital Lab’s Spring Colloquium titled “How Many Hats Do I Need?” Key points and terms defined and discussed included:

  • Counseling – is a medical diagnosis and treatment model focused on solving problems from the past
  • Mentoring – is based on past experience of the mentor—what they did in a similar situation
  • Consulting – is based on providing specialized knowledge/techniques/skills the person/organization lacks
  • Coaching – a measurable performance model based on what the person wants to accomplish

Membership in Bellevue University’s Human Capital Lab is free, and many HCL activities, including quarterly colloquium programs, are provided at no cost to members, who also receive the Eview Corporate Learning newsletter. To sign up for free membership in the HCL, view video, and upload PowerPoint slides of Dr. Harms’  presentation and many other valuable resources, click here.