Coaching 2016-12-14T10:27:59+00:00

What is Coaching?

Professional Coaching is emerging as one of the fastest growing processes for facilitating personal and professional growth and development.

It is a way of interacting with people that transforms or stretches their visions, values and abilities by eliciting their greater creativity, learning and flexibility.

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Coaching is a partnership of equals between the coach and client based on honesty, trust and respect.

The relationship is based on the coach’s firm belief that the client has the resources needed to address his or her challenges and the coach has the ability to create a productive and confidential environment, using appropriate framework and processes, to help guide this resourcefulness.

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BENEFITS OF COACHING

A certified coach is an effective listener and observer.

They use these strength to elevate a client’s understanding and awareness of their situation, to provide structure and process that supports the client in defining goals for their future and formulating and executing plans to meet these goals.

In a coaching session, the coach focuses on building on the client’s successes during the coaching contract and establishing session goals that are appropriate for the current situation, while remaining focused on the client’s overall goals for coaching.

Determining which coach is right for you depends on a number of factors. Each coach brings a variety of strengths and experience to the engagement and finding a good match is important.

Coaches also specialize in certain areas, so matching a client’s need with a coach’s focus is key. Typical specializations include executive, leadership, career transitions, life transitions, personal vitality, sales, performance and spirituality.

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