What is Coaching?

What is Coaching?

 

Coaching is a mastermind relationship between the coach and the client that creates synergy to help develop one’s mind, health, career, relationships, finances, happiness and more.

Synergy is described as: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a “combined greater effect” than the sum of their parts. In coaching terms, when a coach and a client work harmoniously together they help create a sustainable foundation with which the client (and the coach) can grow and develop.

Whether you want to get healthier, more organized, make more money, build a relationship, eliminate stress, grow your business, set and achieve goals etc., having a coach will help you get on the “path” to effectively accomplish these.

With professional coaching, you will receive encouragement and accountability that will enhance your performance through more effective methods and skills. You will get a realistic assessment of where you are and how to improve. Coaches help identify personal strengths and weaknesses, helping you to focus on what you do best. Through this “mastermind relationship” you will brainstorm ideas for the changes needed, and create the strategies to accomplish them. Coaching helps you see what you cannot see for yourself and become a “better” YOU!!

 

What Coaching is Not

 

Coaching is not Mentoring– Mentoring is passing on of knowledge, experiences, and skills usually by someone who is older and wiser, has normally achieved the goal themselves.

Coaching is not Consulting– A Consultant uses his/her own skills to improve a given situation, whereas, a coach brings out the client’s expertise to do so.

Coaching is not Therapy or Counseling–  Therapy/ Counseling is focusing on feelings related to past events. Coaching is oriented towards goal setting and encouraging the client to actively move forward.

Coaching is not Fixing–  No coach can ‘fix’ a problem for a client. For that matter no coach can ‘change’ a client. Only a client can do that. It is not the job of the coach to direct the client to any given way forward. The coach lives by the motto that every client presents himself or herself to the coach whole and complete, able to generate his or her own perfect answers.

Coaching is not Training/ Teaching– Training is directive, driven by the trainer who will tell, instruct and generally control most of both the process and the content. In coaching it is the client who does most of the talking and, with the facilitation of the coach, increases his/her level of self-awareness and clarity around the goal and the way forward.