Updated: Jan 5
The International Coaching Federation (ICF), the global leader for coaches and coaching practices, defines coaching this way: Coaches partner with people in thought-provoking and creative ways that inspire them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership.
“In times of transition, we may discover that our current attitudes, assumptions and actions prevent us from seeing opportunities to reach our goals. Partnering with a coach, who takes confidentiality seriously, activates a leader’s imagination and creativity. Solutions reveal themselves. Excitement builds as the client identifies opportunities to move toward a deeper sense of personal and professional fulfillment. In this way, coaching is life changing.”
WHY COACHING WORKS WHEN OTHER APPROACHES DON'T
Creates safe space for leaders to clarify concerns.
Rouses the wisdom, gifts, and resources leaders may have overlooked or discounted.
Challenges assumptions, approaches, attitudes, and actions.
Stretches clients by transforming ideas into strategic next steps.
COACHING BENEFITS LEADERS
Learn to manage anxiety, establish boundaries, and not over commit.
Develop skills to navigate conflict in healthy ways.
Reflect on leadership style, strengths, and passions.
Develop clear goals with strategies for achieving them.
Increase awareness of the impact their words and attitudes have on others.
Create healthier teams by addressing dysfunctional behaviors.
Develop habits to live more intentionally.
ARE YOU READY FOR COACHING?
Do you have a vision for your life or work yet struggle with how to move forward?
Are you willing to change actions, assumptions, attitudes, and approaches?
Are you willing to live more intentionally without excuses?
MAXIMIZE THE COACHING EXPERIENCE
Identify the change you want for your life or vocation.
List gifts you want to strengthen and skills you want to develop.
Establish a consistent schedule with your coach and make it a priority.
Connect with your coach between sessions for encouragement and accountability.
Identify discussion topic and desired take away for each coaching session.
Develop 1-3 actions steps to pursue between coaching sessions.
Monitor progress toward goals and re-evaluate goals regularly with your coach.
Identify accountability partners for support and encouragement between sessions.
Recognize that the real benefit of coaching takes place between coaching sessions.