The terms Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, Career Coaching and Personal Coaching all refer to a process of helping normal or high functioning people achieve to their fullpotential. Coaching may be applied to work related or personal goals and may be used with an individual or with a group of people working as a team.
TYPICAL COACHING GOALS: WHAT IS ACCOMPLISHED INCOACHING SESSIONS?
Positive goals for improvement may be professional, career, education or work related. Goals may be to improve work performance or to expand upon or make changes in career or profession.Goals may also be personal, life style or quality of life related. Coaching is focused upon heightening ability to achieve potential, to promote optimal level of functioning and to enhance theeffective application of motivation to achieve specific goals.
WHAT DOES THE COACH DO?
Coaching is a cooperative and interactive effort. The professional coach evaluates, clarifies, challenges andsupports a client in actions to achieve performance goals and to achieve greater satisfaction in work related and/or personal related areas of life.
WHAT ARE THE INITIAL STEPS TAKEN IN COACHING?Evaluation: The coach will help you specify answers to these questions:
Where are you now?
What is your current level of performance?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What are your areas ofskill and competence?
How can you identify your values, purpose, principles and priorities?
Are you ready for coaching?
Setting Direction: The coach will help you clarify your vision, prioritiesand goals. The coach will help you clearly define the objectives, results or outcomes desired by you.
Implementing a Defined Plan of Action:
After helping you define the goals and challenges, thecoach will help you establish an action plan and timetable, identify likely obstacles and remedies, and support your commitment to follow the timetable to achieve your goals.