What is coaching?

“Wellbeing is not the fruit of something you do its the essence of who you are” – Micheal Neill

What is coaching?

Coaching is a conversation or a series of conversations where by a coach facilitates the self learning and development of their coachee. From the start coaching focusses on what the client wants, the process aims to create the change the client is looking for. The role of the coach is to help their client to look inside and find their answers from within.

Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them” – John Whitmore, in Coaching for Performance.

The role of a coach is to be supportive, non judgemental, a good listener and ask insightful questions to help unlock inner wisdom within the client. The coach supports their coachee at every level helping them create the results they want in their personal and professional lives.

What coaching isn’t:

Coaching is not mentoring, advising, leading or being an expert. Coaching is not therapy, counselling or delving too deeply into the past. Therapy and counselling help alleviate psychological symptoms for the clients who are looking for relief from mental pain. Therapy and counselling deal with mental health whereas coaching deals with mental growth.

If I think that the coaching relationship is not suitable I would signpost to the relevant field of expertise I felt was needed.

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