What is coaching?
The top professional association in the field of coaching, the International Coach Federation, defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. ICF envisions a future in which coaching will be an integral part of society and ICF members will represent the highest quality in professional coaching.
What is a coach?
A coach is a thinking partner and accountability partner to help assess where you are now, where you are going, to listen to you, ask you powerful questions, provide encouragement to take your thoughts to the end, set goals with you, provide ways to measure progress, and give you feedback to help you connect the dots of your most effective path to success. The coach provides customized accountability, support, structure, a knowledge base, and encouragement. These methods are conducive to problem-solving, decision-making and action planning.