What Is Coaching?

Coaching is a step-by-step journey that will help you to rediscover yourself throughout the journey.

In specific terms of definition, the International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in thought-provoking and creative processes that inspire them to maximize their personal and professional potential.


Think of it as a partnership that stands on two pillars: trust and intimacy. 


Together we will decide what YOU have to achieve. 

The Coaching process will consist of undivided attention, careful listening, non-judgment, and solicitude. Following these steps, I will find the questions that will help you rediscover the facets of yourself that may be new to you or that you may have forgotten, and this will allow you to grow and go further.


Coaching is a two way interaction. The coach will guide you to enhance  your knowledge and development.

 

Who is a Coach and what does he do?

A Coach is a person who has a particular mindset and a specific set of skills that helps him to see your full potential. He does that by asking you the right questions that allow you to see yourself and your situation from a different perspective so you can find your answers and move forward.


Coaching is all about helping people gain clarity, set goals, and take action.


Coaches are solution focused people. I ask questions that help you find your own solutions which are tailored specifically for you. This is more practical and more impactful than finding random advice from the Internet or around you. As when you get advice, you get solutions based on what someone else has lived rather than a personalized solution for you. What worked for someone else will not necessarily work for you.


Coaching is different from psychology, training, ​and counseling. Let’s see how…

How is coaching different from Psychology?

Psychology explores your past to understand and overcome old fears or traumas.

Coaching focuses on the present and near future instead it might also explore the past to find resources to achieve your current goals.

In what way is Coaching different from Counseling?

Counseling gives you outside advice and knowledge to conquer whatever issues you’re facing.

Coaching helps you find your own answers, methods, and way of doing things that will work for you. It’s intended to help you learn, rather than teach you.

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In what way is Coaching different from Training?

Training is about transferring specific knowledge, the content of which is predetermined. The trainer will give direct instructions on how to overcome your problem.

Coaching is a two way interaction. The coach will guide you to enhance  your knowledge and development.

In other words, coaching can be differentiated from the other practices by its focus on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the past, and its aim to unlock a person’s full individual potential, without giving advice. 

 

What to Expect?

By now, you might have a better idea of what coaching is and how it can help you. You might be eager to know more, maybe your Expectations?

Coaching sessions and expectations, Let’s go!


How does Coaching work?

In short, coaching is tailored individually for YOU. 

But there are some common steps that apply to everyone:

In the first session, you will tell your coach what you wish to delve into.

Based on this, you will decide on an ideal goal that you would like to achieve and the number of sessions you need to get there.

What will you gain from Coaching?

​The aim of coaching is to develop your full potential, which implies helping you to learn more about yourself and to gain the confidence to move ahead.

What you gain depends on you. 

It will depend on what you want and need in your life, what goal you set for the coaching sessions, and how much you will invest in yourself to get there.

Regardless of these things, challenging your beliefs, current habits and values is a path to growth and better alignment and you’ll benefit by spending some time on yourself. After all, you have to meet your true self and befriend them.


In today’s world, we have so many distractions it’s tough to remain calm and think clearly with the right mindset in any particular situation. Coaching becomes more and more needed as a solution to the threat of losing ourselves in the constant flow of information, distractions and activities, perpetuated by technology that are around us daily.  


A coach helps you in the path to self awareness and self knowledge, helps you get clarity so you can define and align your goals with your core values. Your coach supports you to stay focused and keep your cap and energy. 

From coaching you get:

  1. CLARITY on what you want, who you are and what’s important

  2. CONFIDENCE in yourself, confidence to go for your dreams, do what you really want

  3. FREEDOM to truly be yourself and express yourself. 


Want to know more? 

Contact me at fiona.charvet@iscparis.com