What is Coaching?
While personal coaching is a proven paradigm for improving athletic and executive performance, only now is it available to support health and wellbeing. Certified coaches are trained to apply core competencies of coaching psychology drawn from evidence-based behavioral psychology, counseling, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, adult learning theory, and solution-oriented therapy. Clients think that having a coach can help them move to a new place in their lives, and help them make lasting changes happen. Having a coach is particularly powerful when you decide to fully commit to making significant changes in one or more areas of your life.
Definition of Coaching
• A close relationship and partnership with a coach, providing the structure, accountability, expertise, and inspiration to enable client to learn, grow, and develop beyond what s/he can do alone.
• A coach helps the client identify and clarify the priorities and areas for development.
• Coaches partner with their clients to help them go from Point A to Point B and clients define Point B.
• Coaches employ a diverse array of assessment, psychological, and behavior change tools to empower clients to take charge, connect with their deepest motivators, and learn how to grow and change.
• Scheduled coaching sessions, weekly or as needed, by telephone or in person, individual or group, for three months or longer to help clients clarify where they want to go, and work with them to get there.
• Clients make sustainable changes in self-understanding, self-concept, and behavior