What is coaching? It is partnering with an individual in their personal or professional growth and development. It is defined by the client, in a creative, thought provoking process with a focus on accountability.
What is the history of coaching? Coaching has been used by athletes, politicians, beauty pageant contestants, and biblical figures.
What is the value of coaching? When asked the value of the coaching investment, 99% of coaching clients said their investment in a coach was well worth the money. (Excerpt from International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) Client Survey)
What isn’t a coach in relation to other professionals? A coach is not a counselor, therapist, psychologist, social worker, or psychiatrist.
What is a coach? A coach is an accountability partner, strategic partner, and a provider of perspective.
How is coaching different from mentoring?
A mentor serves to share expertise and is essentially a teacher.
A coach serves to develop expertise and is essentially a facilitator.
A mentor talks and a coach listens.
A mentor gives advice and a coach asks questions.
A mentor focuses the conversation on their own experience and a coach focuses the conversation on enhancing the skills and outcomes for the client.
A mentor is the expert with the answers and a coach is the expert at eliciting the answers from the client.
“In the workplace, both approaches provide value. A mentor adds value by sharing their experiences, connections, and wisdom. A coach adds value by engaging the other person to explore their options, expand their thinking, develop effective action plans, and follow through.” Coach Cathy from Center for Coaching Certification
What do you do, Katrina?
I inspire and/or nurture others to move forward and do great things!
Then God said,, “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;….Genesis 1:26a New King James Version
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