Coaching is “A professional partnership between a qualified coach and an individual or team that support the achievement of extra-ordinary results, based on goals set by the individual or team“ (ICF, 2005)
What Coaching is not:
〉 Therapy, psychotherapy or analysis
〉 Structured teaching
〉 Someone else solving your problems for you
WHY CHOOSE COACHING?
The following examples show how our coaching services can make a difference with individuals and organizations.
Successful leaders and managers often seek out coaching to enhance their interpersonal effectiveness, time/stress management or skill in dealing with difficult staff members. This work tends to be very targeted, solution-focused and specific to the issue at hand. These clients are apt to contract with us for limited periods of time.
Concerns about one’s career direction and retooling for the future often prompt individuals to seek out the guidance of a more objective third party who is knowledgeable about professional and personal life transitions.
Our skilled coaches can assist managers and leaders in thinking through their options and discerning what it is they want. Gaining clarity prior to taking action can lead to more effective decisions.
Our coaches work with the leadership of organizations and their teams to promote smooth and positive change. Coaching in the midst of change demands that our professionals work with several layers of the organization as they seek to build and inspire leadership at every level to advance the change agenda.
We work largely with teams in the organization, both to build a sense of responsibility at a group level and to contain costs.
Sometimes supervisors refer employees to us who are bright and capable people, but who exhibit certain habits that interfere with their effectiveness. Common situations are the high-performing executive or manager who has poor interpersonal skills or copes poorly with stress.
Other frequent problems include procrastination, poor time management or a reluctance to commit to being fully engaged in his or her work. We build upon strengths, but also provide open and honest feedback regarding our assessment as to whether the desired change is actually possible.