More about Coaching
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. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
Encourage client self-discovery
Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Talent en Floré offers executive coaching for any and all interested in becoming a better version of themselves. Marie uses a solution-focused appreciative approach to coaching that flows between support and challenge. This means that she will help you to consider and identify ways to improve, address, and make progress towards a desired outcome with strategic and thought provoking inquiry.
Typical Topics Include:
Personal Growth - self-confidence. strategic thinking and planning.
Interpersonal Relationships - co-workers. managers. loved ones. in-laws. boundaries. conflicts.
Life Changing Events - career change. promotions. first-time leaders. new managers.
Well-being - work-life balance.
What can we talk about in coaching?
Just about anything. Coaching is both professional and personal. The situations, dilemmas and decisions that we face ebb and flow between our work-life and personal circumstances.
However, coaching isn't the same as therapy. Therapy is about healing by looking into past, while coaching is about supporting high-functioning people in achieving future-oriented goals.
How can you determine if coaching is right for you?
To determine whether you or your company could benefit from coaching, start by summarizing what you would expect to accomplish in coaching. When an individual or business has a fairly clear idea of the desired outcome, a coaching partnership can be a useful tool for developing a strategy for how to achieve that outcome with greater ease.
Since coaching is a partnership, ask yourself whether collaboration, other viewpoints, and new perspectives are valued. Also, ask yourself whether you or your business is ready to devote the time and the energy to making real changes. If the answer is yes, then coaching may be a beneficial way to grow and develop.
I need someone to tell me what to do. Can you do that?
In a consulting relationship, the consultant is the expert, giving advice and direction. With a coaching relationship, you, are the expert. Your coach will guide you, keep you moving forward, help you dramatically expand your perceptive, and offer you new ways of thinking and being. It will be up to you to decide what happens.
For more information on coaching and the competencies needed to do it well visit the International Coach Federation's Core Competencies page