What is Coaching?
Coaching combines the ideal aspects of therapy, consulting, mentoring and even friendship to form a unique and powerful alliance between the coach and the client. The coaching relationship is specifically intended to bring out the best in an individual.
Coaching is designed to help people obtain specific results while overcoming any obstacles that may be getting in the way of achieving their goals. The coach acts as a change agent by literally helping people transform from the inside out. In a session, you can expect the coach to ask open-ended questions to help the client tap into their own inner wisdom and guidance, allowing them to become empowered. During the process, the coach maintains an unwavering belief in their client and provides them with encouragement and support for positive as well as challenging circumstances. Clients feel heard and validated as they release limiting beliefs and clarify their values through the use of various coaching tools and techniques. Clients also feel a renewed sense of energy by learning that they have the power of choice as they gain insight and new perspectives. The coach's role is non-judgmental and supportive throughout; keeping the client focused every step of the way while honoring their agenda.
Between sessions, assignments are given to help facilitate change, and may consist of an affirmation or another relevant action that further promotes the client's objectives.
Sessions are conducted in person or over the phone and email support is available between sessions, which generally occur weekly. In order for change to become established, a minimum time period of three months is recommended.