Clients particularly enjoy the non-judgmental, non-disclosure nature of coaching sessions. The privacy ensure the accountability and protection of the client’s information.
Who is a candidate for coaching?
There is no set criteria. I find people turn to coaching because it is different than therapy. It is focused on the “now” and how that may impact the future. People who want to progress and develop further along a career path or within an organization benefit from coaching. Parents and partners enjoy coaching because it is a “safe” place to discuss issues that may feel scary at the moment.
What is coaching?
My training is in the Co-Active Coaching Model. The client and I design the context for the coaching. This is pleasant and creative while focused on producing results set out by the client.
What is the difference between a coach and a consultant?
Consultants are typically hired to assess situations and offer answers or solutions based on the fact-finding process.
With coaching, the co-active model is based on the premise the coach asks the client powerful questions. From this process, the client “owns” the resulting meaningful answers.
Some coaching is more directive than others. That is why interviewing a coach is a key selection criteria. Pro-scriptive coaches exist and usually within the context of a company as part of the culture and structure. Offered as a perk rather than a “fix-it mode,” this model can support clients to sort through specific issues related to their work like succession planning or preparation for a promotion.
This is an ideal format for team building. Everyone begins in the same place and can ask private questions without feeling insecure about asking about details. The managers have an opportunity to have the coach “deliver” the message from an objective perspective.