Coaching is development of a relationship between client and coach that focuses on the professional and personal maximization of the client’s potential. The coach helps the client define goals, set goals, make a plan of action, monitor progress, and insure continued, life-long progress.
Coaching helps the client improve learning and performance and enhance quality of life. Therapy helps the client relieve psychological pain or treats cognitive or emotional disorders. Coaching focuses on the present and future. Therapy focuses on the impact of the past on the present.
Yes, coaching is a confidential process between coach and client.
You can benefit from coaching if you feel an untapped potential and a frustration in knowing exactly how to move on. You can benefit from having a “coach” to provide direction and motivation.
Executive and Life Coaching is sought by both the employer and the individual. Many companies arrange coaching for individuals or groups when they realize their primary investment is in their professionals. It is both cost-effective and humane to promote growth within the organization.
Effective goals are set on an individual basis for each client. The progress toward the goals is measured by the client and monitored by the coach. The client is prompted to recognize the accomplishments and from that satisfaction, move on to new goals.
Depending on the situation, individuals or a company may pay for the coaching.
Coaching is most effective as an ongoing process. It usually starts with weekly sessions and then tapers to two times a month until the client feels that goal setting and accomplishment are well-established.