The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”.
At the heart of coaching is the belief that every human being is capable, resourceful, creative and whole. Coaching creates a safe space for you to look inwards and reflect deeply, to build greater awareness of your strengths and often self-defined limitations. The coach works with you through a process of deep listening, powerful questioning and direct communication, to help you arrive at insights related to the goals you have set for yourself.
Through the coaching conversation, the coach supports you to see new perspectives, examine your belief system and build on your strengths and core values. In the process, you gain the confidence to explore new possibilities and make new choices, which ultimately leads you to greater fulfilment and success.
Partnering with a coach will help you to:
According to the International Coach Federation, individuals who partner with coaches have reported several benefits, including improved self-confidence (80%), better relationships (73%), improved communication (72%) and better work performance (70%).
If you are seeking greater levels of self-awareness, confidence, happiness and success, you could benefit from partnering with a coach.
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