There are many definitions of coaching. I subscribe to the ICF definition, which says coaching is:
Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.
Also, the following gives you an idea of what to expect when working with me:
- Coaching is a process that supports you to discover your own solutions to the challenges you face. It helps you to create a plan of action and develop the resources you need, to do what has to be done.
- Coaching is an invitation into a space of profound connection with yourself. It gently gets you face-to-face with your deepest needs and your core values so you can create a way forward that satisfies you at a fundamental level.
- Coaching is a conversation that respects who you are, what you want, and does not provide judgements or opinions about what you should or shouldn’t do. It acknowledges your story, listens deeply and explores new perspectives.
- Coaching is a partnership built on trust. We will explore obvious, less obvious, and unchartered territories of your thinking. It’s important to acknowledge yourself, honour your hopes and dreams, and create a path that’s right for you.
- Coaching is not therapy. It’s about helping you get better at something. It does not focus on the past, diagnose, advise, or treat you as a patient who needs healing from a painful or traumatic event.