What is Coaching
As Socrates states it beautifully “I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think”
In our coaching process we partner with our clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. These people-centric dialogues are especially important to achieve clarity, in uncertain and complex environment that we live in. As Coaches, we engage in powerful conversations with our clients, which helps them co-create solutions through the process of ‘search & discovery’.
Through our pre-mediated & structured coaching process, what we seek to do is:
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Act as a mirror and identify patterns
- Leverage on existing strengths
- Recognize obstacles and barriers
- Help ‘discover’ solutions and strategies
- Offer support & hold the client responsible and accountable
- Celebrate success moments
This dynamic coaching process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Benefits of Using a Coach
Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits for you: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there.
A Professional Coach is…
- Your partner, helping you achieve personal & professional goals
- Your champion, as you face and overcome obstacles
- Your trainer, as you master communication & life skills
- Your sounding board, as you make important choices
- Your motivation, when strong actions are called for
- Your co-designer, in creating an extraordinary life
- Your beacon, especially during stormy times
- Your unconditional support, when you need it the most!
Our Coaching Process typically begins with a personal interview (either face-to-face or by teleconference call) to assess the client’s current opportunities and challenges, define the scope of the relationship, identify priorities for action and establish specific desired outcomes which matter the most to the client.
Subsequent coaching sessions may be conducted in person or over the telephone, with each session lasting a previously established length of time. Between scheduled coaching sessions, the client may be asked to complete specific actions that support the achievement of personally prioritized goals.
Assessments: These provide objective information that can enhance self-awareness, as well as awareness of others and their circumstances; provide a benchmark for creating coaching goals and actionable strategies; and offer a method for evaluating progress.
Coaching Framework: A variety of concepts, models and principles drawn from the Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Neuro-Science, Management Framework, or Spiritual Traditions will be incorporated into the coaching conversation.
Appreciative Inquiry: Coaching incorporates the use of probing questions to search for the best, grounded in what's important, what's working, what's wanted and what's needed for the client to get there.