Coaching is a tool that is used to empower individuals and help them reach their goals; it is a structured conversation between the Coach and the Client.
During a coaching session your coach will walk by your side to help you to reach your ultimate goal and aspirations. They will listen to you, ask questions, find out what your challenges are and inspire you to reach that end goal.
You will be encouraged to make decisions and take responsibility for these decisions.
Coaching is not about your coach giving you suggestions or advice. They are not mentoring or counseling you.
Coaching is about supporting individuals to create clarity and realize the potential within themselves. A coach walks alongside the client through the journey that they are taking, helping to create manageable actions to move towards their overall goal.
It aids in getting from A to B perhaps quicker than you would on your own asking pertinent questions and coaching models that have a certain amount of simplicity attached to them.
A Life Coach supports clients to raise their awareness, create clarity and help them, reach their full potential/feel congruency within life. By taking a step by step approach and making things manageable they will make great progress and will be encouraged with their responsibilities to their actions and allow them to be accountable to someone in a totally confidential and non judgmental arena. Sometimes a coach serves as a consultant and at other times a Cheer Leader – it is always with the intention of helping clients to more clearly define their desires, recognize what is holding them back and move forward with greater momentum and confidence.Many people are not too sure what coaching is and get it muddled with other interventions. The following driving metaphor describes it really clearly; A therapist will help a client to explore their past in order to uncover what is stopping them from driving the car. A counsellor will listen to the concerns and anxieties of the client about driving the car. A mentor is likely to share their own experience of driving a car, offering helpful hints and tips. A consultant will give the client clear, logical advice about how best to drive the car. A coach will encourage and support the client as they drive the car so the client can become the best driver they can be.