WHAT CAN COACHING BE USED FOR?
Coaching is used to help clients access inner resources and insights into the forward movement of their personal goals. In essence, coaching is about unlocking human potential and intelligent design of the person’s ideal life. Evidence-based processes and models used by a professional coach can help clients maximize their performance, enhance motivation and find solutions to problems.
WHAT IS PERSONAL COACHING?
Personal coaching is focused on helping you grow in specific personal areas in your life, like relationships, career, education, health, family, etc.
The aim of personal coaching is to attain desirable cognitive emotional and behavioral changes, and as to sustain those changes as you move forward in your life.
Your coach will work with you to help develop awareness, design actions, plan and set measurable goals, as well as help manage your progress. Your coach will hold you accountable for the commitments and changes you choose to make.
WHAT MODELS AND APPROACHES ARE USED IN PERSONAL COACHING?
Various evidence based approaches and models are used in coaching, like cognitive coaching, positive psychology, strategic inquiry, motivational interviewing, adult development and adult learning approaches and solutions focused methodologies. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programing) and hypnosis therapy is also used in coaching sessions when appropriate and necessary.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
It is highly recommended to commit to anywhere from 3 to 12 months of coaching, weekly or bi-weekly. Smaller goals may require fewer sessions. Larger goals and significant life changes would require more session and longer commitment. Your relationship with your coach will play a big part in the transformation you want to make.
WHAT TYPE OF CERTIFICATION AND CREDENTIALS SHOULD A PROFESSIONAL COACH HAVE?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) requires a one-year program in professional coaching, written and oral examination, as well as 500 of logged coaching hours for the Professional Coach Certification (PCC). ICF Certified coaches are trained to follow ICF core competencies, Code of Ethics, and use evidence-based coaching models and processes with their clients. Check your coach’s credentials before booking a session. Make sure they are certified by a legitimate institution that requires rigorous training and a thorough examination of their skills, such as ICF.