All About Coaching? (What is Coaching)

All About Coaching

Coaching is a process where the coach and the client form and work in partnership to identify and achieve the client’s goals. The synergy that is created in this working partnership creates momentum. Clear and obtainable goals are set -- ones that naturally pull the client towards them rather than require the client to push themselves to the goal. The client develops new skills, and these skills translate into more success.

Coaching is not therapy. Coaches do no work on “issues” or focus primarily on the past. Coaching deals with the future and creating a future in keeping with a client’s vision and goals. Coaching helps a client move forward toward personal and business goals that will give them the live they really want.

Coaching includes several principles from sports coaching like teamwork, going for the goal, and being your best. Unlike sports coaching, most professional coaching is not a competition or a win/lose based. Coaches focus on strengthening their client’s skills and unlocking their true potential -- the potential we all sense in ourselves, but have yet to fully tap into.