What is coaching?
Coaches partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future.
A key principle of coaching is that people have all the resources to solve their own challenges. With this principle in mind the coach focuses on raising the coachees' awareness to factors such as frames of mind (beliefs, values, feelings, identity etc) that might be limiting them. Good questioning skills also allow the coach to facilitate the coachee to focus on what is important to them in terms of values, goals and changes required. With this clarity, the coach and the coachee can plan together a strategy and micro steps to achieve the desired outcome.
A typical coaching session is of 1 hour duration and may be weekly or bi weekly. A minimum of 6 coaching sessions is often recommended to bring about transformative change. But this may vary based on the topic and needs of the individual.