What is Coaching?
Coaching is a process which empowers people to realize their personal potential and to significantly improve their performance and achievements in their personal and professional life. Almost every one of us aspires to realizing secret and open wishes and aspirations – both in our personal life (family, friends, and community) and our professional life (occupation, entrepreneurship, development, influence, promotion).l
Sometimes to achieve more we need new skills and qualifications.
We need to prepare ourselves and practice for the new challenges we are facing
For example a conversation with a family member regarding shared new activity, or building a business from idea to implementation, can help us to put our. thoughts into order
What do we do in coaching?
By means of regular meetings (face to face, telephonic or a combination of the two), the coach acts together with the client by using skills and expertise such as: listening, supporting, challenging, motivating to improved performance, giving feedback and recognizing achievements. This process is carried out by a coach who sees his or her profession as a mission and uses a blend of expertise and professional tools to guide the client towards exceptional achievement.
Why do people use a Coach?
The types of people who decide to use a coach are the ones who will not compromise about achieving goals in their life. They see the coach as an anchor assisting them to achieve more every day. A similar process occurs in other aspects of our life. For example we use a trainer when we wish to keep physically fit and a dietician when we want to lose weight.
What do people achieve with Coaching?
Coaching assists and contributes in many aspects for example:
• Enlarging the range of the flexibility and effectiveness of the behavior repertoire
• Improving social skills
• Improving the ability to manage ourselves and others under conditions of dynamic change and uncertainty
• Dealing with conflicts and crisis
• Improving the ability to manage a career
• Improving the ability to create balance between career, family and community
What's special about business coaching?
In business coaching the focus is the client and his or her activity and achievements within the organization: taking initiatives (from an idea to realization), managing skills, having personal effectiveness (achieving results) and personal efficiency (utilization of time), communicating with manager and peers, having good relationships with customers and suppliers, arranging career moves.
Who can become a coach?
The coaching profession is fairly new. In the USA, where the coaching profession developed first, people come to coaching from a wide variety of professions. Some of them are organizational consultants, psychologists, therapists, social workers, managers, marketing and sales people, lawyers, accountants, doctors, etc. Their approach to coaching also differs:i
• Some practice coaching as a career
• Some practice coaching in addition to their other activities
• Some add the coaching skills to their variety of skills
What is Coaching?