Coaching is the “in” methodology for personal development, but what exactly is coaching?
Here are a few definitions:
“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. Clients say coaching brings out their best by helping them focus, break down tasks and clarify their values.”- Fortune Magazine
“Coaching is a managerial methodology that seeks to maximize employee performance by conscientiously considering individuals and their unique talents and abilities.”
“Coaching is a form of accelerated learning that supports and facilitates enhanced performance. The coach applies specific principles of success in a way that creates experiential learning that translates great ideas into actual skills.”
“Coaching is a conversation, a dialogue, whereby a coach and coachee interact in a dynamic exchange to achieve goals, enhance performance and move the coachee forward to greater success.” Zeus and Skiffington
The common themes from these different definition are; conversation (dialogue), learning, values, potential, performance, focus, goal and success. Therefore we could say that,
“Coaching is a dialogue in which the coach facilitates the coachee, to learn, clarify
Who works with a Coach?
Entrepreneurs, executives, business leaders, actors, musicians, creative people, managers, small business owners, start-ups, professionals and home-makers all reach their goals with the help of a life coach. If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, there is room for life coaching. Not only will your life coach help you close the gap, your life coach will help you break through your limited beliefs and challenge you to think bigger.