Life Coaching FAQs
I think I know what coaching is:
“Coaching is another word for counselling, therapist, mentor, teaching even. Coaching is for people who are mentally unstable. That anyone who helps others can call him/herself a coach. That it is not an accredited recognised profession.”
“ I don’t need a coach because I have good friends I can talk to and there is nothing wrong with me.”
If you were thinking along these lines, you should continue reading.
In fact, as a new discipline, there is a lot of misunderstanding about coaching.
The fundamental of coaching- which started in the sport industry - is to unlock people’s potential to maximize their own performance in their professional life and in their private life (Whitmore, 2009).
It is an empowering personal process where individuals develop a deep awareness of themselves and their surroundings so that they become clearer on what they truly want so that they can progress towards achieving it.
Unlike counselling, coaching does not help to recover from past trauma. Instead it focuses on the present, looking at what you want and supports you to achieve your goal. Contrary to teaching and mentoring, coaching does not provide advice or strategies. Coaching does not give you the answers but instead helps you find them. Coaching is a potent process that promotes people’s confidence and agility to positively move forward in the areas of their life they crave to change.
“Coaching is a powerful, thought-provoking and creative process that inspires Clients to improve their outlook on life to maximize their potential”
Why seeing a coach?
You may be at a crossroad in your life and you want more clarity on what you should do. You may be going through some changes and wanting to re-establish a happier and healthier balance. You may be getting bored and wanting to move to the “next level” in your life.
Coaching can help you reach your goals, help you reach your potential, help you succeed to get what you want.
Some of the advantages can be: improving relationships, uncovering hidden skills and talents, helping to start a new career, to change jobs, and getting rid of things holding you back. There is an endless list of benefits.
So, if you feel out of balance and you are starting to get stressed don’t let it linger, don’t let it affect your well-being sign up for the free initial session.
“Coaching is like having a personal trainer for your life”
How is coaching performed?
It should always be performed by trained professional coaches who are governed and registered with the ICF (International Coaching Federation).
Coaches abide to the Code of Professional Conduct in terms of confidentiality and have the highest levels of ethics, integrity, accountability and respect for their clients.
Coaches are good listeners and communicators with abilities to motivate, inspire and guide people to improve their lives.
Coaches strongly believe that their client has the natural human potential and ability to achieving happiness.
“It is through the art of questioning that inner potential and blockages (fears, low confidence …) are revealed. It is this self-awareness that allows to free people’s inner power to move positively forward.”
Young People Coaching FAQs
Do you guarantee the privacy of my information?
Absolutely. My professional practice is guided within the ICF Code of Ethics. I will not discuss with your parents and anyone information disclosed in the session. If I think that you should share something with your parents, I will invite you to do so but It will be your choice.
Do I need to sign the coaching agreement?
If you are under the age of 18, your parents will sign the agreement as guardians. If you are over 18, you will sign it.
Even if you are under the age of 18 I will invite you to read the coaching agreement. The agreement sets out the terms and conditions, confidentiality for a successful partnership as you embark on your life coaching adventure.
What is the difference between coaching and counselling?
Counselling is a past-focused discipline, in which the counsellor identifies the reasons for your feelings and behaviours and offers ways to handle a particular issue. In coaching, we do not dwell on the past and negative events. Instead, we focus on the future, exploring at what you want and support you to learn, grow and to be happy.