What's the difference in coaching and spiritual accompaniment?

Coaching is a partnering relationship between the coach and client to explore the client's goals. You can read the International Coaching Federation's description of coaching here. It's focus is on future steps. Coaching helps the client explore possibilities, set a goal, and consider practical ways forward.

Spiritual accompaniment, on the other hand, is not goal-oriented, but rather process-driven. The spiritual companion provides sacred listening in a safe space to help the client become more aware of God's presence and communication. It's focus is on the present moment. Spiritual accompaniment helps the client articulate their spiritual journey, pay attention to Divine Presence, and consider rhythms that align them with God's desire.