Coaching. Noun. A journey through new perspectives. Finding the resources in yourself to become the person that you admire. Maximizing your personal and professional potential. Sounds good? Now let’s get into more details.
What exactly is coaching?
ICF’s definition of professional coaching is “an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.”
Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.
Coaching is a method of achieving set goals.
Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future, recognizing that results are a matter of the client’s intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach’s efforts and application of the coaching process.
The coach through dialogue helps the coachee (client) to correctly set a goal, to find the best way to achieve the goal and reveal hidden inner potential in a person. The coach does not say how to achieve success, but asks questions through which the client himself finds the solution to his own tasks.
Coaches offer their clients a supportive and motivating environment to explore what they want in life and how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfil their needs. By assisting the client in committing to action and by being a sounding-board to their experiences, coaching allows the individual the personal space and support they need to grow and develop. The coach’s key role is often is assisting the client to maintain the motivation and commitment needed to achieve their goals.
The process of coaching
The interaction between coach and his coachee is called a coach session. At the session, the coach basically listens to the coachee and sometimes asks him questions. The client himself answers these questions and, in the process of finding answers to the questions, he finds solutions to achieve the goal. Usually the effect of such sessions acts in two stages – primary, which is noticeable at once (immediately), and hidden, in the form of general improvement of the quality of client’s life, increasing motivation and self-confidence.
There is no exact division of coaches by the form and type of activity, but there are three established categories, which are common:
- Life coaching
- Business coaching
- Sport coaching
The principles of coaching
Coaching is based on 5 principles:
- Everything is alright with people. There are no wrong people.
- People have within them power to achieve their goals.
- All actions are carried out with positive intentions.
- People change all the time and this process is inevitable.
- A person seeks to choose the best option from the opportunities available to him.
Coaching is a mindset that makes things possible for other people.
What things? Virtually Anything.
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