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.”
Having a conversation with an unbiased thinking partner invites clients to set goals, challenge self-limiting beliefs, overcome obstacles, and creatively find solutions that align with their core values.
Four essential coaching questions explored during each session:
♦ What do you want (and why is it important to you)?
♦ What is your plan to get there (vision, personal identity, values, skills, actions, surroundings)?
♦ How will you know when you are there (what will it look, sound and feel like)?
♦ What challenges might you face (and what is your contingency plan to deepen your commitment)?
Along with brain-based exercises, many other questions include:
♦ Is the goal of the session SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic/relevant and timed)?
♦ Is it framed positively and under your control?
♦ In which context(s) is it ecological, i.e. when does it fit for you?
♦ How will you ensure its sustainability?
♦ What has been the value of exploring your inner world today?
Essentially, Life Coaching is a partnership designed to help clients enhance the quality of their lives.
“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”
– Leonardo da Vinci