Coaching Definition and other compelling reasons to get a coach.

Coaching Definition.

You will probably find as many definitions as there are coaches.

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I really liked the International Coach Federation Coaching definition and have tweaked it a bit to read:
“Coaching is a thought provoking and creative, collaborative partnership between client and coach to develop and maximize your personal and business potential.”

What Life Coaching does for you

  • Coaching helps you discover what’s really important to you, gives you a different view of things and opens up more possibilities in your personal and professional life.
  • With more awareness you are able to make better, more effective decisions, which speed up your growth, learning and progress.
  • Coaching helps you to get from what you have to what you want. Practical tools, processes, methods, and techniques help make this change easier, smoother and faster.
  • As coaches we are trained to observe and to listen to what is being said between the lines, as well as what is not being said. We then adapt our methods to your needs.
  • The coach’s job is to:
    • recognize your strengths and build on it
    • encourage you to achieve short, medium and long term goals
    • increase conscious awareness
    • improve self mastery
    • support you to develop your skills
    • assist you to see different perspectives and become more creative
    • assist you to make better use of your resources
    • help you see what is stopping you or tripping you up
    • develop your potential to achieve exceptional results
    • enhance consistent, committed, responsible and strategic action
    • provide a sounding board for ideas
Bottom line:
Coaching assists you to achieve your desires and live your passion.

Typical Issues addressed by Coaching

  • Personal
  • Time Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Physical wellness and health
  • Spiritual
  • Financial
  • Career
  • Business
  • Relationships; self, business, professional, social, friends and family
  • Creativity
  • Other

Results of Coaching:

  • Improved Self-Awareness
  • Better at setting and achieving Goals
  • More balanced lifestyle
  • Lower stress levels
  • Ongoing Self discovery
  • Improved Self-confidence
  • Improved quality of life
  • Better relationships with boss and colleagues
  • Better family relationships
  • Have more fun
  • Generate more income
  • Stop a bad habit
  • Have more free time
  • Increase profitability of business
  • And so on

Why coaching?

Every high-performing person in the world, from athlete to business leader to political leader, has a coach in one form or another. High-performers know it is essential to have someone they trust who keeps them on their toes while having their best interests at heart.

Coaching is NOT about being told what, when and how to do things. You decide.

If you feel like you’re busy (fighting fires, handling crises, too much to do and too little time) you may find that the days turn into weeks and years and your dreams are still just that, DREAMS. Don’t let this happen to you (any longer). You don’t have to do it on your own.

“Two heads are better than one”.

Living in a society which often places a higher value on me than we and the idea that "I have to do it on my own; It is better to achieve something without help from anyone; it somehow devalues my achievement if I don't do it all by myself" is really sad.

Humans are social animals. We get more joy and pleasure working in harmony with other human beings. Together in partnership we are capable of far more than either of us would have been capable of on our own. It increases our joy to have someone to share and celebrate it with. When we share a “failure”, we get over it faster because we don’t have to carry the burden on our own.

“How much further and faster do you think you will be able to go to become more of what you want, if you had the assistance of the right, committed partner, that holds your success as the highest purpose of that relationship?

I invite you to explore this for yourself, by contacting me to set up a free sample session:


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