About Coaching

Description of coaching

Coaching is a facilitated monologue

A conversation with yourself

Helped along by the Coach

The Coach asks questions to clarify thoughts

Coaching uses silence, metaphors, recasting, rephrasing and clarifying to make clear the vision. It looks at personality, skills, values and life placement.Coaching leads the client to lay hold of their vision and goals, to look at the gap between where they are and where they want to be, and to move to close that gap.

 

Coaching differs from:

Counselling

Counselling is directing and moving a damaged or hurting person to a healthier place.

Coaching is pulling out the reality of a healthy person’s life and dreams and uncovering the steps needed to get  where they want to go.

Consulting

Consulting is a professional coming into a situation and giving advice as to how to     improve.

Coaching doesn’t giving advice but moves the client to find answers from their own knowledge and resources

Mentoring

Mentoring is an expert in a given field guiding a mentee with lesser knowledge.

Coaching doesn’t claim expertise but instead treats the client as expert and works to pull out the answers.

 

What does a coaching session look like?

A coaching session is a period of time set aside to interact around specific questions and situations that may be affecting the client.

It begins with reviewing the last session and what movement and progress has been made.

It will begin with a time of clarifying what the client wants to focus on during the current session.

It will move to a time of painting the picture more clearly, and exploring possibilities, excitement and issues both known and perceived.

A summarizing will follow to make sure things are seen and understood as clearly as possible.

It ends with a clarification of action steps that the client commits to over the period of time until the next coaching session.