Coaching is a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential

Marion Guiset

… which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.

Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable*

Cover of bookWe set up objectives at the beginning of the coaching relationship.

… Coaching is action-oriented to see real changes in your daily life.

You get back on what is really important to you

… How you feel today, and how you want to feel tomorrow. You have the space to raise the right questions and make the best strategic choices for you.

You will have a better understanding of your inner strengths and your fears

… to be able to overcome them. This is key if you want to move towards your goals effectively.

What coaching is not :

  • Therapy: Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through.
  • Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
  • Training:  Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached, with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum.

My Favorite Tools

Powerful questions, find new perspectives, art therapy, role play, visualizations, accountability, challenges between sessions, my 100% support in your growth, active listening, etc.

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*Definition given by the International Coaching Federation