SO... WHAT IS COACHING?
Coaching is a conversational-based approach, which provides a non-judgmental, open, collaborative and confidential space between coach and client. The meaningful conversation is focused on the client’s own thoughts, challenges, outcomes and goals.
It is a journey of reflection, discovery and self awareness combined with actions.
Along the way coaching creates clarity of purpose and direction, challenges limiting beliefs and self talk, and encourages clients to move towards successful resolution on their issues.
I like to compare coaching to a DRIVER metaphor: the client is the driver who drives the car and who knows the destination he wants to go to and the coach is the client’s GPS, helping him to reach his destination. In this sense coaching is a meaningful conversation that move a person from where he is to where he wants to go.
During our journey, please don’t confuse coaching with counselling, mentoring or training.
In a nutshell, we can say that coaching is used to unblock someone potential and support him or her to take the action needed to achieve the “self-initiated transformation”.
Along the way, coaching creates clarity of purpose and direction, challenges limiting beliefs and self talk, and encourages clients to move towards successful resolution on their issues, challenges and opportunities.