What is coaching?
Coaching is partnering with the client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
“Coaching is an interactive process that relies on collaboration and is based on three components: increased focus and execution, personal support and individual challenge. The process has to be centred on an emotional bond that is positive in order to succeed.” Sherman, S., Freas, A., Harvard Business Review 2004
Coaching is a collaborative, solution focussed, results-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, self-directed learning and personal and professional growth of the Client. The Client and Coach agree that the coaching relationship will be designed together.
Take your time in completing these “pondering” exercises which are designed to stimulate your thinking in a particular way to begin the process of inquiry, reflection, learning, and forward movement. Complete each as clearly and thoughtfully as possible, expressing the best of who you are. You may wish to complete some exercises immediately and reflect on others. Treat it lightly and be curious about your own reactions to the questions, and about your own reactions to your own reactions!
Note: The pre-coaching workbook is also available online here.
Utilising your signature strengths is a secret to satisfaction! Developing insights as to your signature strengths, and then making conscious decisions about aligning what you with your strengths will help you unleash your potential and increase your happiness.