The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as…“… partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.” (coachfederation.org)
It is for people who are no longer willing to live in pain and or settle for the status quo.
This client centered method focuses on getting in touch with our intrinsic (inner) motivators and connecting them to our outer wants and goals. It offers support and encouragement to find their own solutions and bring about the sustainable changes and well-being. Coaching helps individuals to discover their inner strengths and to cultivate new and unfamiliar strengths and create powerful lasting change.
Compassionate coaching is extremely effective for helping individual who experience change and adversity. Coaching while similar to therapy and counseling is more action oriented. Its roots are firmly planted in evidence based theories including:
• Motivational Interviewing
• Positive Psychology
• Goal Setting
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy