What is Coaching?
Coaching is an interactive process that helps individuals or organizations to become more effective in obtaining goals. Coaches among a variety of other areas may work with individuals with career development, interpersonal relationships, more effective employer/employee interactions, or improving health and well being physically, personally, mentally, socially, spiritually, or financially. As a result of coaching, clients set better goals, take more action, make better decisions, and more fully use their natural strengths.
Life Coaching – focuses on personal issues and helping individuals explore options leading toward greater personal productivity and growth.
Professional coaches are trained to listen and observe, to customize their approach to the individual’s/organization’s needs, and to elicit solutions and strategies from the client. They believe that the client is naturally creative and resourceful and that the coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the individual/organization already has. While the coach provides feedback and an objective perspective, the individual/organization is responsible for taking the steps to produce the results he or she desires.
Note: Coaching is not formal psychological counseling or therapy. In providing Professional Coaching, there is no diagnosis given and the person is not seen as having an illness. It is a mentoring relationship where the individual is seen as a person capable of assessing where they are as an indivdiual/organization and as a result of interactive mentoring relationship to make the best choices and decisions for their own future.