What is coaching?
Professional coaches provides an ongoing partnership designed to help clients to produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.
Coaching is client-focused, strictly confidential, forward-looking, focusing on outcomes and how to get there.
A skilled coach will use a combination of techniques including; establishing trust, active listening, acknowledgement, powerful questions, visualization, creating action, creating structures and accountability with the client; in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to produce fulfilling results.
The coaching process is designed to address the issues that you consider are hindering achievement of your goals or aspirations. It is for people who are basically well-adjusted, are emotionally healthy and functioning effectively, but want to make changes in their lives or concentrate more effectively on a challenge or objective. Coaching is most effective when both parties are candid, open and honest in their communication and the overall effectiveness of the process is also largely dependent on the client’s willingness to possibly take risks, or try new techniques and to take an active part in the process.
Overall the coaching experience should be a positive one although clients should prepare themselves to be challenged as it is only through recognizing the need to change, and setting about addressing this need will the client actually develop and move forward.
Benefits of using a coach:-
Professional coaching brings many benefits including: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, the attainment of relevant goals and satisfaction with work and life.