what is coaching?
Coaching is a process by which the coach partners with the client in a confidential, thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize his or her professional potential.
The coach’s responsibility is to:
Discover and clarify what the client wants to achieve;
Encourage client self-discovery;
Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies; and
Hold the client responsible and accountable.
How Does Coaching Work?
There are four steps to coaching:
I. Creating Awareness
Helping each client to discover for him/herself new thoughts, beliefs, perceptions that strengthen client’s ability to take action and achieve what is important
II. Designing Actions
Working with clients to identify opportunities for learning and action that will lead to agreed-upon coaching results
III. Planning & Goal Setting
Assisting each client in identifying and establishing development goals that address the client’s concerns/ area(s) for development
IV. Managing Progress and Accountability
Keeping the client on track and promoting self-discipline by directing client’s attention to the coaching plan, outcomes, and agreed-upon courses of action