What is coaching?
Coaching is a facilitated, dialogic and reflective learning process that aims to grow the individuals (or teams) awareness, responsibility and choice (thinking and behavioural). The advancing popularity of the profession reflects a need arising in business and society for people to find solutions to the complexities they face in their life, career and profession.
When individuals, teams and business leaders first come to coaching it is often because their recent experiences have driven them to seek coaching support to aid them in finding enhanced ways of being and working. Something needs to change, improve or be enhanced. It might be that they have a hunch, a feeling or an intuition that something is troubling them and is causing them some form of disorientation.
The issues an individual may be experiencing could be feelings of being ‘stuck’, feelings of lack of progress, frustration, or feelings of going back and forth with no apparent resolution. When they come to coaching they are at a point of transition and by engaging a coach they work together to uncover and de-layer in order to identify the essence of the problem and implement change.
Equally, in the past 5 years the coaching profession has become the No 1 professional development favoured by corporation, leading businesses and entrepreneurial ventures to achieve their cultural, business and people related priorities. Put simply professional coaching is the best way to support an individual, team, organisation and society to reach its purpose and potential.
Gina has helped many people to develop or change their career using coaching. If you are unsure of how to progress, unsure of the direction you want to move in or just lacking some support with what you’re doing at work, coaching can offer the solution. By implement tools and strategies we can develop our personal skills that make us more effective in the work place and as such enable us to move forwards.
Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals. Whatever you reason, coaching can help you develop and progress in an area of weakness or simply areas where you lack confidence.
How does coaching work?
Coaching can take place at a location to suit you. Sessions are usually 90 minutes long and during this time you will review the goals you have, and work on a path for progress. At the end of the session you will leave with some actions or SMART goals to ensure you take those first steps in getting one step closer to the destination.
Career coaching can be independent or managed through your organisation. These organisations will be seeking an independent coach to work with individuals on a 1-2-1 basis with goal aligned with those of the organisation to ensure everyone is working towards the same finish line.
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