I read somewhere that "Transformational coaching is similar to life coaching. It involves helping people bettering themselves and their lives by bringing about necessary changes. Instead of changing how they act, however, as with life coaching clients, transformational coaching clients work on changing the way they see themselves."
To me, they both get the same result working with the same issues, but perhaps is some different ways. I chose Transformation Coaching because that's what I do when I work as a Psychotherapist, I help people Transform their lives by helping them to let go of their negative thoughts and beliefs which automatically changes the way the see themselves which, then, in turn, will automatically change the way they act, all for the better all the way around.
To me, the metaphor that Brad Yates uses in "The Michelangelo Process" is the perfect description of what Transformation Coaching is all about. (Brad Yates is an expert in E.F.T. - Emotional Freedom Technique.)
The Michelangelo Process
When asked how he produced such marvelous sculptures, (such as the Statue of David) the brilliant Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti responded that he saw the subjects already there - perfect - inside the marble, and that he then just chipped away all the stone that didn't belong, revealing the masterpiece within.
Simply put, the Michelangelo Process is acknowledging the masterpiece that is already inside you, and clearing away all the stuff that doesn't belong. The ultimate goal in life is to feel good – to be happy. But there may be a lot of issues about how we identify ourselves that limit happiness.“ Brad Yates