What is Coaching?
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional protiential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped courses of imagination, productivity and leadership.
Life coaching teaches you how to achieve big dreams and/or break free if you feel stuck. Coaching is not theapy, most life coaching focuses on helping you pursue your passions, or break free of stagnation or "stuckness."
With a life coach, you might work on discovering your passions, strategizing a path to achieving them, and building the positive mindset that will empower you to achieve them.
A typical life coaching session includes:
Identifying the client’s life vision
Reviewing their program goals
Creating the agenda for the session
Exploring homework and assignments from the previous week
Setting goals for the next sessions
What you’re working on in coaching is: Where are you now, and where do you want to be?
What to expect:
Coaching sessions are structured to facilitate progress. Life coaches also often begin with a longer initial session to gather information about the client’s life goals, obstacles that have gotten in the way, mindset and behaviors that have been helpful or harmful to the client.
Subsequent sessions are designed to prioritize the client’s strengths and values, visualize their future, and learn science-backed strategies for cultivating happiness.
The point of coaching is constant progress, so sessions are geared to nurture your strengths and use that learning to get you forward in an effective, practical way.
Duration: According to ICF coaching ends when the client reaches their stated goals or if the client or coach decides to end the coaching agreement.