Coaching is “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives. Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the client already possesses.
Coaching is intended for treating more serious issues, in these cases may be require therapy.
Coaching in focused on the present and the future and uses a process of:
- Defining goals
- Formulating a plan that will use the client’s skills
- Holding the client accountable for progress
- Providing structure, encouragement and support
The main question asked in Coaching is “How?”.
Coaching is usually a long term commitment, but the relationship can last for up to one year in some cases with Clients returning for new goals or a “tune up.”
“Through coaching, clients can learn how to use healthy and helpful ways of navigating through life,”