What Is Coaching?

“So What is Coaching and in particular Life Coaching? We hear this buzzword quite a bit these days and if you wonder what it is, let’s see if we can address the question here:

What can a Life, Executive, or Business Coach  Do For Me?
Answer: You Can Craft Your Life With Coaching.  This is what a Life Coach can help you accomplish.  If you are looking to build and expand your business, then a more appropriate coach to hire will be a business coach.  Someone who can guide you build your own business. 

Who Needs A Coach?
Answer: Let’s See, if you are aspiring to greater heights in any area of your life, you can use a coach in that particular area.  So you can hire a health and wellness coach, a finance coach, a business coach, a relationship coach, a productivity coach etc.

What Does a Life Coach Do?
Answer: The International Coach Federation’s (ICF) Definition Of “What a Coach is”… This term is used to mean different things today, the way I use coaching is in line with the ICF’s definition.  By the way, the ICF does not train coaches, although, at the Annual ICF Conference, certain events will earn certified coaches continuation education units.  There is also limited virtual continuation education made up of presentations by guest speakers. 

What Does the Process of Coaching Look Like?
Answer: The Coaching Model Used depends on the client and the type of coaching. The coaching client is concerned with getting results or a solution to their problem.  They are not as concerned with the model or a particular process that coaches use.

The coach’s task is to fine-tune a process or model that will work best with her unique client’s particular issue at hand at that point in time.  A trial session will usually put the potential client at ease, as they will be able to taste coaching before they decide if this is for them. 

What Do You Look For in a Life or Executive Coach?
Answer: These Criteria For Coaches Rank High For Me. Feel free to leave additional criteria you value in the comments below.

Is Coaching More Effecit One on One or In a Group?
Answer: Either way, your coaching session can be recorded as an audio file for your reference.  One-on-one coaching provides clients with full attention and privacy, while group coaching allows clients to participate in others’ challenges and learn from their experiences.

The hot seat and round-robin laser sessions afford more issues to be addressed, and clients tap into group synergy and accountability as well.  Depending on what your core priorities are, each mode has its advantages.  If you have any doubts, just drop us an email and we can sort this out.

Does Group Coaching work?
Answer: Group Coaching Is Like a Colorful Kaleidoscope.  Yes, and they are very effective too.

I am not sure if I need a coach
Answer: That’s OK, Whatever You Want Is Right For You Now.  If you are doing well in an area of your life, and if you aspire to go to the next level, you will be able to do that more effectively with a personal coach.  Or there may be other areas in your life that you would want to improve on.

Everyone can benefit from working with a life coach if you are ready and open to taking up the challenge of reaching for the next level.  Confidentiality is upheld by each member of the group coaching community to make this a safe place for learning and sharing.

Hope this helps!  If you have any other lingering questions, drop us a line using the Contact Form and we will get this sorted out.  Alternatively, you can choose to join us for a quick complimentary session and experience this for yourself.  Nothing like the real thing.

Now that you have seen my approach to coaching (with regards to life coaching, online coaching, one-on-one coaching, and group coaching), it is time for you to share with me your issues so I can understand a little more about you:

I hear a few recurring themes these past few weeks from an online survey, and I am wondering if it is worth getting more information so we can address these issues together.

I have some questions that will help me understand your unique situation better. If you can take a moment to do this survey, I will have a better idea of where to concentrate the solution. And if you participate in this set of questions, you will receive a gift from me; just make sure you leave your email address so I can send it to you.

Thanks once again for your valuable input. If you have a particular area you want information on, feel free to input that on the survey form.  Once I have a good enough sample size and some conclusive findings, I will be sharing this with you in a public teleclass. Stay tuned.