Coaching in Brief..

“All Coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” Bill McCartney 

One of the most frequent questions my friends, peers and students ask me is “What will you be doing as a Coach?”

Well, to put it as simple and clear as possible, better to start with this introductory article and the 2 following questions:

1- What is Coaching?

2- How does it happen?

1- What’s Coaching?

“Coaching is the mobilizing of a client’s resources to an agreed outcome that unleashes the talents, passions, and potentials of that client so that he or she can experience more, be more, know and feel more, do more, contribute more, and have more.”

Unlike Therapists and Counsellors who deal with problems and explore the past, Coaches facilitate for their clients the process of reaching specific desired outcomes in the future  while unleashing the clients’ present potentials.

2- How does it happen?

Through a very focused conversation that primarily uses questions and meta-questions to get to the heart of things and facilitate change and transformation.

Coaching is about the transformation of performance, beliefs and values, meanings and directions and so is about performance change, evolutionary change, and revolutionary change. While performance change focuses on behaviours, evolutionary change focuses on meanings and perceptions and revolutionary change focuses on missions, visions and life purposes.

“Coaching is all about having someone believe in you and encourage you, about getting valuable feedback, about seeing things from new perspectives and getting your sights on new horizons,” Author unknown

References:

Coaching Mastery Training Manual, 2017 edition.  L. Michael Hall, PH. D.

www.metacoachfoundation.org

 

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