According to the International Coaching Federation: "Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
Coaching Is Not: Mentoring, Consulting, or Counseling. A Mentor replicates themselves in a mentee. A Consultant observes and offers a strategic plan the client is charged to execute. Counselors generally focus on the past to help create behavioral change in the present for the future. In all three of these relational transactions, the client is being given something.
Yet, coaching is not merely about depositing. Coaching is also about drawing out of the client the answers that are within.
As a coach, I believe that within every person is a wealth of resources and the full capacity to achieve all the client is designed and destined to do and become. People are pregnant with possibilities. I see myself as a Doula, a spiritual midwife, assisting in the birth of the client's vision(s).
20 years of one on one and group coaching