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What is Coaching
Coaching is the process that enables both individual and corporate clients to achieve their full potential.

Coaches share many similar principles so it makes sense to outline the common things coaches do. Coaches facilitate the exploration of needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes to assist the individual in making real and lasting change. The following are some of the ways coaches can help and support a client:

  • Questions to facilitate client's own thought processes in order to identify solutions and actions rather than takes a wholly directive approach.
  • Support the client in setting appropriate goals and methods of assessing progress in relation to these goals
  • Observe, listen and ask questions to understand the client's situation
  • Creatively apply tools and techniques, which may include one-to-one training, facilitating, counselling and networking.
  • Encourage a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth & change.
  • Maintain unconditional positive regard for the client, which means that the coach is at all times supportive and non-judgemental of the client, their views, lifestyle and aspirations.
  • Ensure that clients develop personal competencies and do not develop unhealthy dependencies on the coaching or mentoring relationship.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the process, using objective measures wherever possible to ensure the relationship is successful and the client is achieving their personal goals.
  • Encourage clients to continually improve competencies and to develop new developmental alliances where necessary to achieve their goals.
  • Work within their area of personal competence.

What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

The key difference between coaching and the therapy is that coaching does not seek to resolve the deeper underlying issues that are the cause of serious problems such as poor motivation, low self-esteem and poor job performance. Coaching and mentoring programmes are generally more concerned with the practical issues of setting goals and achieving results within specific time-scales.

Coaching is generally commenced on the premise that clients are self-aware and ‘whole’ and have selected coaching or mentoring because they do not require a therapeutic intervention. It is possible for someone who has underlying issues to experience success within a coaching context even if the underlying issues are not resolved. If, however, a client becomes ‘stuck’ and the coaching or mentoring programme is not achieving desired results, then a psychological or therapeutic intervention may be necessary for the client to move forward and achieve their goals.

So coaching is really about supporting the person from being “Good to Great” whereas therapy is moving usually the “stuck state /dysfunctional to functional”.
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