Coaching has many different definitions, the International Coaching Federation beautifully defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought – provoking and creative process to maximise their personal and professional potential. Coaches honour the client as the expert on his of her life and work and believe that every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
Standing on this foundation the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify and align what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self discovery
- Elicit client generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable.
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.” ICF website 2015.
I have found coaching to be a powerful way of supporting people of all ages and stages to get unstuck, to get clear and to get actively focused on working through solutions to their work and life challenges. Find out more by giving Cathy a call.