• What is coaching? How do I know if it’s the right choice for me?
Coaching is an art and science which has huge relevance and scope in our lives today with it’s complexities and challenges. It is an incredibly special journey and relationship, whereby the client and coach identify, collaborate and work on achieving desired personal and/or professional goals.
The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.
A Coach has the ability and skill to honor the client as the expert in his or her life and works/holds the belief that every client is creative, resourceful and whole. With this as a foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover and clarify the clients dreams, goals or desires of what they want to achieve.
- Encourage the client to explore themselves, their thoughts, their goals more deeply.
- Explore and execute client generated strategies and solutions
- Hold the client responsible and accountable at every step
This process has proven time and again that coaching in this arena helps clients dramatically to improve their outlook personally and professionally, gain work life balance, wellness and empowerment whilst impacting their personal development dramatically and unlocking their potential enabling them to take their lives to the next level. This is achieved through various techniques that are mastered by the coach. This will usually involve building a strong rapport, deep listening, skilled questioning, constructive honest feedback and the use of intuition with their client.
Watch this TED video by Atul Gawande emphasizing the significance of a coaching relationship in achieving great outcomes for clients!
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