Unlocking a person’s potential to maximize his or her own performance. ~Sir John Whitmore
Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honour the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe that every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to: Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve Encourage client self-discovery, elicit client-generated solutions and strategies, hold the client responsible and accountable.
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential ~ ICF Definition of coaching
Coaching is a continuous and positive process that supports you in, building awareness of your true-selves namely your values, behaviours, beliefs, passions and set holistic goals in line with it, creating an action plan to achieve these goals and positive change.
A coach is a professional who follows a systematic coaching approach to assist you in achieving your desired goals faster, be it in professional or personal domain.
A coach believes you and herself to be faultless and blameless and follows a non-judgmental, neutral and inquisitive approach to create a space for you to be comfortable and open up to work on issues and create an action plan for desired results.
Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change.
Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
Mentoring: A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counselling and coaching. The coaching process does not include advising or counselling and focuses instead on individuals or groups setting and reaching their own objectives.
You are expected to be committed to the process, be willing to accept the need to change and be responsible to take actions to bring the positive change.
Coaching sessions can be conducted in person (face to face) or through phone or some online video conference platform like Zoom, skype etc. as per mutual agreement.
Coaching can be delivered both to individuals on one-to-one basis as well as to groups.