WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL COACHINGWork place coaching or Executive coaching is increasingly recognised as one of the most effective ways to create dynamic, focused organisations and foster executive development. Executive coaching gives people the freedom to use their talents, skills and experience – while at the same time ensuring clear goals are in place and outcomes are achieved. Specifically, executive coaching can assist managers in becoming more effective leaders of their people and helps significantly progress their executive development. One on one, or individual coaching is a highly customised service. Our professional coaches are fully trained and accredited in the delivery of tailored development programs for leaders at all levels of organisations, in coaching and other workplace conversations. Through the use of adult learning framework our coaches help executives and business professionals identify and remove those interferences that limit executive development. Executive coaching is a three-way relationship between the coach, coachee and the coachee’s organisation.
The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honour the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.