According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), coaching is defined as a partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
Executive coaching is purely driven by the clients agenda and has underlying belief that the client know themselves and their lives better than anyone else and therefore has all the tools to overcome their challenges.
By offering a safe, confidential environment, where the coach actively listens, questions and uses various interventions, tools and techniques and can help the client unlock their challenges.
Coaching is a client-driven process that’s distinct from other service professions, such as counselling, mentoring, consulting and training. While coaching is supportive using all the techniques that are fundamental in all the above and does touch on counselling mentoring and training
This is probably best explained by imagining Mentoring as the Mentor walks ahead of the client, sharing their wisdom while advising and guiding along the way.
Coaching on the other hand can be visualised as the Coach walks side by side with the client, listening, helping and supporting while unlocking the solution from within the client. A coach facilitates you to come out of the fog
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