What is coaching?
Formal definition “Coaching is a method of directing, guiding and supporting a person or group of people, with the aim to achieve or develop specific skills”. While coaching is relationship based, it’s neither therapy nor counseling.
Informal definition – It is an art and science, a specific way to help people discover what would most fulfill them and help them construct the path to get there.
What do career Coaches do?
- Distinguish you from any other, and themselves from counselors or consultants
- Connect with you to build and your deeper level of motivation
- Build capacity, esteem and increased sense of value to get real time outcomes
- Listen intentionally, provide feedback
- Ask powerful questions:
- What’s working well in your job search process?
- What do you like about working?
- What are your goals in life?
- How do you prepare to fulfill them?
- What are your insecurities?
- What steps are you taking now, and what do you find challenging?
What else does a coach do?
- We help you see things differently, “the bigger picture”.
- We assist you with removing the roadblocks to career progress.
- Improve your ability to market yourself and identify options
- Increase potential growth and future earning power
- Help you create new habits, ways of thinking, and uncover hidden talent and inner gifts.
Can a coach help me find a job?
Yes, after you have participated in coaching and your goals, and skills, interest and experience have been discussed in a coach setting.
If I decide I no longer want to be coach, can I be reimbursed?
Yes, if you pay for a package of coaching in advance of the service. Otherwise, you only pay for what service is received.
What is coaching not?
- It not a correction of behavior or actions
- It is not having all the answers
- It is not therapy or a psychological process
Why does coaching work?
- Research indicates that having a professional career coach can increase the impact to accomplish your desired goals 2-7 times faster.