What is Coaching?Coaching is a collaborative partnership between a coach and an individual or team to support the achievement of extraordinary results, based on personal or business goals set by the individual or team. Coaching creates a space of unconditional acceptance where self-awareness, learning, growth and transformation occur naturally as participants find clarity, align with their core values and take effective action towards meaningful goals. It is a holistic approach to learning and affirms each participant as whole, capable and resourceful with inherent wisdom. Personal growth is a natural and significant part of the process.
How does it work?Through the process of coaching, individuals focus on the skills and actions needed to successfully produce their personally relevant results.
The individual or team chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions as well as concepts and principles which can assist in generating possibilities and identifying actions. Through the coaching process the clarity that is needed to support the most effective actions is achieved. Coaching accelerates the individual's or team’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of possibilities leading to more effective choices. Coaching concentrates on where individuals are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future.
Results are a matter of the individual's or team’s intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach's efforts and application of coaching skills, approaches, methods and tools.
Why Coaching is so effective?Coaching “draws out rather than puts in”
Creates congruency of goals & values - removes conflicts, balances all areas
Coachee finds the answer themselves – no “old ground” or force-feeding of information
Momentum – easier to move when you are already moving
Motivating & Inspiring – coaches are upbeat & positive
Unique Development – tailor made
Coaching TrendsCoaching is:
The 2nd fastest growing business skill – says The Coaching Academy, Europe
A relatively young skill & service area – in recent years it’s growth only exceeded by I.T.
Currently in such huge demand that in the USA trained coaches are in very short supply
Delivering results – research shows coaching is the most effective method used in corporate business today