What it is
There are many professional definitions of coaching…I start from the end.
The goal of coaching is not the client’s goal as such – be it big or small – but to set oneself on the path, to create new paths, to set oneself on a quest.
Only this generates a permanent sense of self-efficacy and responsibility in the coachee/client and not a dependency on the coach.
The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as:
“partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
The word ‘coaching’ comes from the term ‘coach’ and identifies a process used to accompany people from where they are to where they want to be.
What it offers
A coaching path offers:
- Effective questions
- Feedback based on what the customer expresses verbally and not
- A “safe” environment and a motivating climate for opening up new ways and generate new opportunities
What is not
Coaching is not:
Clients are experts on the content & decision making level;
the coach is an expert in professionally guiding the process.
European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we’re striving to overcome and times when we feel stuck.MastroCoaching
Working with a coach opens up new ways for rapid and lasting change.