Psychotherapy (which includes Counselling and Therapy) 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. You may ﬁnd it helpful to know that we have received training to discern the diﬀerences between coaching and therapy and are obliged by ICF’s Code of Ethics to refer prospective or current clients to therapists when appropriate.
Coaching is to help people achieve their goals by partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative and resourceful.
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.
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while developing leadership skills and unlocking potential.
No, training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching.
Coaching can extremely beneficial to you. To decide when the time is right, ask yourself the following questions:
How would you know if the Coach is right for you? Here are the five C’s of hiring a coach: code of ethics, coach-specific training, credential, context and chemistry.
Coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.
This depends on where you are now, where you want to go, and how quickly you want to get there. Some clients are able to achieve their goals within one to three months. More often, clients stay with a coach from six to eighteen months and beyond. After clients realize their first goals, they often identify other areas they want to work on. The coaching relationship continues as long as the client benefits from it.
Coaching is a partnering process. We take pride in creating full coaching presence with the Client and would listen actively with intent, without passing any form of judgement.
An essential part of the coaching process is also about asking relevant and often thought-provoking questions. Our experiences allow us to do so in a way that will keep you curious about yourself and that will inspire you to stretch your thinking. The objective of each session is to increase your level of self-awareness, make you more resourceful in finding your own options as we believe in your inner wisdom. The focus is entirely on what you want – We do not give you advice.