What is Coaching?

If you are yet to join us on one of our free coaching courses then you may still be wondering - what is coaching?

Here's our definition to help you understand the fundamentals and why coaching is becoming a growing area of interest for individuals and organisations.

Coaching assists a client to bridge the gap between where they are now, to where they would like to be far more effectively than if they worked alone.

A coach achieves this by:

  • Helping to raise the awareness of a client with powerful questioning techniques so they can get clear on what they truly desire and who they are at their core
  • Assisting them to create practical, step-by-step action plans to reach their goals
  • Providing on-going support through any changes or obstacles a client may encounter
  • Providing a client with tools, techniques and strategies to create lasting change and success

What is the role of a Life Coach?

A good coach is able to assist a client to obtain their desired goal(s). A Coach achieves this with the use of powerful tools and techniques to help their client uncover their own answers, gain clarity on what they want and what could be holding them back. This level of awareness and support encourages their clients to break through any obstacles and go on to achieve their ambitions.

Although some skills may be similar, a coach is not a counsellor, a therapist, a mentor or a consultant. The main difference of a coach is that a life coach focuses on future possibilities rather than past mistakes; this is achieved with tried and tested techniques that qualify them to assist a client in exploring their goals and ambitions.

The most vital role of a Life Coach is to help their clients to unlock their potential, maximise their performance and get the results they are hoping for. If you gain personal and professional satisfaction from helping others reach their goals then coaching could be for you.

What are the common characteristics of an effective Coach?

It takes a special type of person to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of others. If any of the qualities below resonate with you, coaching could be the right fit:

  • People are drawn to you and want to confide in you
  • Friends and colleagues ask for your advice
  • You are an effective communicator
  • You have a strong desire to help others succeed
  • You try to see the best in people
  • You want to 'give back' to help others
  • You want to become the best version of yourself you can possibly be
  • You want to take charge of your life and build a secure financial future
  • You want a full time income from a part time job
  • You are a hard worker and have the will to succeed
  • You understand the need to be professionally trained

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