What is Professional Coaching?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as a partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
As your coach, I will facilitate client-driven sessions where you determine the topic and direct the change you want to occur.
Professional coaching is not to be confused with other helping professions such as therapy, mentoring, consulting, or training.
The Client's Commitment
Focus on your desired, future-state and its outcomes
Consider alternative possibilities
Explore any beliefs that may hinder you from your goals
Create your own solutions and action steps moving forward
Keep track of your own progress toward your goals
The Coach's Commitment
Be curious and focus on asking client-centered questions
Partner with client to identify solution-focused outcomes
Learn from client's beliefs and challenge negative self-talk
Empower client to self-determine their next steps
Acknowledge client confidentiality and coaching agreement