ASK THE COACH® by Tammy Holyfield The Strategic Plan Made Simple Dear Coach, Our organization is going though a strategic planning process. What do they mean by vision, isn’t that the same as goals? Could you explain the process and define the terms? - Confused planner Dear Confused Planner, Strategic planning is a systematic way of planning for the future. It is a process of taking informational inputs, organizing that information and then producing an output = THE PLAN.