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What is Coaching?

According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), coaching is defined as a partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the individual to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a client-driven process that is distinct from other service professions, such as counseling, mentoring, consulting, and training. Coaching allows an individual to unlock the possible from an impossible mindset. The conversation between coach and client focuses on the future, not the past. Goal accountability and support is one of the key activities of a coach. Goal creation and execution are the common threads woven through all the specialties of a coaching relationship, below is a quick breakdown of the main types of coaching relationships, with a breakdown of the audience and focus1: Business Coaching Audience: Entrepreneurs and business owners Focus: Business growth and success; Identifying goals for the future while improving current operations. Executive Coaching Audience: Business executives or senior leaders Focus: Improving leadership abilities; Managing organizational change; Finding work/life balance; People and performance management.  Leadership Coaching Audience: Individuals of any type who […]