You have what you need. A coach is there to support you as you draw it out.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a powerful conversation between a coach and a client where the coach uses questioning, listening, intuition, observation and feedback. These tools, if used well, will better position the clients to uncover the most direct and efficient way to approach obstacles and achieve their goals.
The IFC or International Coach Federation is the voice of more than 24,000 coaches in 116 countries across the globe. The IFC defines coaching as:
“Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
What coaching does for you
Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.
Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve;
- Encourage client self-discovery;
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies; and
- Hold the client responsible and accountable.
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 has.”