Coaching Checklist

Take a few minutes to answer these questions;

  • Do your ambitions seem out of reach?
  • Do you feel you are being pulled in too many directions?
  • Do you want more fulfilment and satisfaction in your life?
  • Do you struggle to find the right balance between work and home?
  • Do you want to feel more in control of your life?

If you have resonated with these questions then coaching could be for you

What is Coaching?

Good Coaching, whether Life, Personal or Executive, enables individuals to see their potential and achieve their goals effectively both personally and professionally.

It is a valuable tool to support people to manage their own learning in order to maximise their development.

The International Coach Federation says;

"Coaching is an ongoing partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life."

What Coaching is not

Coaching has a few characteristics that set it apart:

Unlike therapy or counselling, coaching is primarily present-oriented. A coach will have a good general understanding of how past events can shape a person and their performance in the present (typically through the effects of inherited self-esteem and negative beliefs). And a coach may work with the client to relieve these problems, through affirmations, for example, or other exercises. But fundamentally, coaching deals with what is happening now and in the immediate future. It does not reflect on the client’s past to unravel complex elements within the psyche.

Unlike counselling, coaching is for those who are moving forward from a reasonably stable base. So it is not appropriate, for example, for the mentally ill, or that in crisis, or with drug problems, crippling financial hardship, or a history of abuse.

Often, therapy (or counselling) will focus on a single aspect of the client and work solely on effecting improvements in that area. In contrast, coaching deals with the whole-person performance. Generally coaching will focus on an aspect of the person’s life, but they’ll comprehend the whole person’s performance within that focus area. Sometimes a coach will attend to specific areas (typically self-esteem for negative beliefs) in order to free up progress, but the emphasis is on moving the whole person forward in life.

Unlike mentoring, coaching is not instructional. It does not bestow new vocational skills or provide “answers” through the teachings of an expert, though coaches may provide some learning experiences that equip the client with some new tools. Coaches help the client to find their own way; they do not give directions.

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