From the International Coach Federation:
Professional Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.
In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client's progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future.
A 1998 survey by the International Coaching Federation revealed that 98.5 percent of coaching clients reported that the time and money they invested in coaching was highly valuable.
Coaching can be for you.
You have to be prepared to look within yourself to try and discover what motivates you, what drives you, and what stops you from moving forward. You also have to be prepared to take action – sometimes lots of action.
Coaching is all about finding a new way for your life.
Many clients believe that coaching helps them focus more than they are able by working alone.
In coaching, the focus is on you: your needs, your desires, your willingness.
I, the coach, will listen, reflect back to you what I see, and encourage you to move towards your deepest potential.
If you are willing, coaching may be for you.