To get a better understanding of what professional coaching is and how it can impact your life, it can be important to first understand what coaching is NOT.
Coaching is not Consulting. Clients hire consultants to identify problems and formulate solutions to fix them. Consultants are experts in what needs to be done, and once they come up with a plan for the client, the consultant’s job is usually complete.
Coaches view their clients as being the “experts” in their own lives because you know you better than anybody else. Coaches create a partnership to help implement a plan they both create. Consultants identify problems and formulate solutions whereas coaches provide tools and support to empower clients to develop and implement their own solutions.
Coaching is not Mentoring. A mentor helps guide a client to emulate the mentor’s own success. In contrast, coaches empower clients to discover their own paths. A coach’s value lies not in their technical know-how or specific knowledge about their client’s issues or field of expertise, but in the ability to help clients draw from their own experience and wisdom so that they can move forward.
A mentor stands in front of the client and says, “I’ve been there, done that – come follow me.”
A coach stands beside the client and asks, “Where do YOU want to go?”
Coaching is not Therapy. Therapists help their clients to become fully functional individuals. Often, this requires fixing problems, overcoming issues and challenges from the past, healing, and, sometimes, managing mental illness. Therapy deals most often with the past, so that a patient can exist more fully in the present. Coaches help clients focus on their plans for the future through a results-oriented process that moves them from functional to optimal performance… and, often, from optimal to OUTSTANDING!
Therapy examines the past to help a client cope with the present.
Coaching builds on the present to create the future. We can’t change the past but we can create a future. Imagine what your future can look like!
Life coaching is not Sports coaching. Life coaching, just like sports coaching, pulls the best out of people. In sports someone wins and someone loses – a win-lose scenario. In life coaching it’s a win-win scenario. When the clients reach their goals and vision, not only do they win but everyone they come in contact with also wins. How would the people in your life be affected by you living to your fullest potential?
What Great Coaching Is:
We utilize the Core Energy Coaching™ process which assists you to understand, act & live based on your visions and values. Coaching helps the client reshape their ways of thinking, feeling, and acting in order to become who you really want to be. This is done by emotionally connecting their inner purpose and passion to their outer goals and actions.
We aren’t going to change who you are, rather get you to who you really are. Once you start living according to the true you, this is when you will really enjoy life to it’s fullest.