What is coaching?
Coaching is a partnering with
clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them
to maximise their personal and professional potential in their lives,
work, businesses or organisations.
Unlike highly emotive, one off
motivational events, coaching is an ongoing professional partnership
that supports people with the necessary tools, knowledge and
- Reach goals
- Solve problems
- Make decisions
- Design a plan of action
- Be the very best they can be
- Remove barriers to progress
- Watch for opportunities that arise
- Maintain a healthy work/life balance
How does coaching work?
Coaching works because it assists the client become the
absolute best they can be. Each coaching conversation has a focus that
is chosen by the client. Throughout the course of the conversation, the
coach partners the client to make shifts from where they are now to
where they want to be.
Specifically, this is how coaching works with the coachee being the focus at all times:
Listening – fully to what you say, what you are trying to say and what you are not saying.
Sharing – with
you ideas and views on your situation, dilemma or possible
opportunities and helping to spur you on towards discovering what other
choices are available to you.
Endorsing – as an outside voice full of encouragement and enthusiasm for you to be happy, healthy and enjoying your life and work.
What are some of the practicalities?
Coaching can be conducted by
phone or face to face depending on location and what works best. Group
coaching can be easily arranged via teleconferencing.
Client and coach can also
maintain contact between coaching conversations via email, sms, fax or
some other medium yet to be devised!
All conversations are kept
confidential in accordance with the International Coach Federation Code
of Ethics which can be viewed at: