Coaching is collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the personal growth of the coachee. The coach works with each individual to enhance performance, overcome obstacles, improve life experience and encourage self-directed learning.
Typically the client meets with the coach in a 1:1 confidential partnership. The client chooses the focus of the conversation and the coach works with them by listening and contributing observations and questions to help them clarify their understanding of the situation and move them into action to progress towards their goals. (The client brings the content; the coach provides a process, which can apply in any context).
Coaching accelerates the clients’ progress by helping them to focus on where they want to go, become aware of blocks, attitudes and aptitudes that affect their choices and by supporting them in developing strategies to achieve their goals. Ownership of content and decisions remain with the client throughout.