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Here are three commonly asked questions about coaching.
Coaching is an incredibly empowering resource for everyone looking to make progress or changes. Talking directly with coaches will help you fully understand the process and give you a good idea if the particular coach is right for you. We encourage you to reach out and make contact.
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Coaching is future focused and results driven.
The primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life through action, accountability, and follow-through.
Good coaches respect the client as the expert in his or her life and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership, life skills and unlocking their potential.
An individual or team might choose to work with a coach for many reasons, included but not limiting to following:
Coaching is NOT therapy – Coaches are trained to recognise when a client may need some additional professional support as well as coaching. Therapy and Coaching are not the same – but they are also not mutually exclusive.
Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways.
Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship is on action, accountability, and follow through.
SOURCE: International Coaching Federation
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