Coaching is a professional trust-based process that helps you and your Team gain clarity on who you are, what you want, and how to achieve your goals.
Coaching allows you to see yourself as you are seen by others. It enhances your self-awareness, your self-discovery skills, and your ability to reframe issues so you can see them from different and/or multiple perspectives.
Coaching helps you focus on the future… and let go of the past.
Coaching helps you define your purpose, vision, and strategy… and enables you to design changes to make you and your Team more successful!
Imagine having a trusted colleague whose only objective is to help you be even better at what you do.
Imagine a professional relationship where you can be completely authentic… and count on honest, constructive, balanced feedback that will help you gain clarity on personal or Team challenges and opportunities.
Coaching can help you enhance your thinking and decision-making skills, improve your interpersonal effectiveness/productivity, and increase both confidence and competence in your professional and personal roles.
Benefits to the Organization:
Coaching is a great way to facilitate:
- Leadership Development - Leadership Transition/Succession - Retention of High Potentials - Enhanced Performance - Career Development - Cultural Sensitivity - Team Effectiveness
Coaching typically begins with an initial meeting to understand your goals and aspirations… and to assess your current opportunities and challenges. In that conversation, we define the scope of the coaching engagement… and begin to work together to establish desired outcomes and identify priorities for action.
During future sessions your coach listens, seeks clarity/context, asks probing questions, provides feedback, and shares observations. Over the course of the engagement, we co-create learning exercises, identify desired behavioral changes, establish plans, set goals, assess results, reflect on learning, and celebrate your success!
Between sessions, you could be asked to complete specific activities and learning exercises that support the achievement of your goals. Your coach may utilize assessment tools and other resources such as articles, books, and checklists to support discovery and learning.
Coaching tools and resources are often used to increase an individual’s self-awareness, to shift perspective, promote future insights, provide new frameworks for viewing opportunities/challenges, and to energize and inspire forward focused action.
Courtesy of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
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