The posture of the coach, is distinct from that of the facilitator or psychotherapist. The coach holds their client present in two worlds, the symbolic and real, as they guide them to autonomy. This Posture is key to any coaching practice and distinguishes it from other forms of care. 

The coach’s presence actively influences is an important part of the coaching session. While the client’s experience doesn’t entirely depend on the coach, the eco-system coach-client creates the space necessary for the safe exploration that is coaching.  Who knows better than the client what (resources) they need and where to find them. Yet the coaches feedback, impressions and interpretations and dynamic presence are invaluable within the session. Feedback works like a reconnection with the real-world, snapping the coachee away from their dreamy musings and into reality, where there is an other, back into a world where client makes an impression, is responsible and answerable to their actions.

The role of the coach, as distinct from the psychotherapist, is to connect the client to the outside world. The feedback-giving coach is an embodiment of the outside world within the secure framework of the coaching session.