What is Coaching?
Coaching is a professional and collaborative relationship between a coach and a client aimed at helping the client achieve specific personal or professional goals, improve their performance, and enhance their overall well-being. Coaching is a forward-looking and action-oriented process that focuses on the present and future, and it involves various techniques and strategies to support clients in reaching their desired outcomes.
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership.
Coaching typically begins with the identification of specific goals or objectives that the client wants to achieve. These goals can be related to personal development, career advancement, health and wellness, relationships, or other areas of life.
Coaching is designed to empower clients. Coaches do not provide solutions or advice but rather facilitate the client's self-discovery, problem-solving, and decision-making.
The coaching process is centered on the client's needs, values, and aspirations. Coaches work to understand the client's perspective and help them clarify their goals.
Coaches assist clients in developing action plans and strategies to move toward their goals. They encourage clients to take proactive steps and make meaningful changes in their lives.