What is Coaching?

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Coaching is a professional relationship that allows the client to move forward in reaching greater clarity, balance, and visions. These results from reaching deep inside the client, helping them find the answers that lie within. A coach does not tell the client what to do; it is a process bringing clarity, awareness, motivation, and confidence in moving forward. Coaching helps you re-discover how much you already know about parenting. You learn much more in the process of discovering answers yourself than by hearing them from another.

The focus of coaching is to take a hard look at what a fulfilling family really looks like, and then identifying specific plans, action steps, and ways of thinking that will move you toward achieving your desired goals. Coaching is focused both on what kind of parent you want to be and the action required; it is not focused specifically on healing a family. And yet, an outcome of coaching can be that healing takes place. It looks at the future, not the past. What matters is how you want your family to be. Coaching unlocks a parents’ potential to maximize relationships with their partner and their children.

Coach Therapist Consultant
Client Needs Forward movement in reaching greater clarity, balance, and visions. Healing Advice and Problem Solving
Expert Client Therapist Consultant
Focus On Present/Future Past Present/Future
Problem Solving Client solves the problem. Problem is addressed and analyzed. Consultant solves the problem.

Definition of Coaching:

“Professional Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future. ICF member coaches recognize that results are a matter of the client’s intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach’s efforts and application of the coaching process.”

– Source: International Coach Federation