“Personal Coaching” by the simple definition; is a designed relationship between coach and client for the optimum self development. Coaching is a system that brings dreams to targets and helps us move towards our ideal future. Coaching focuses on the point where individuals are standing from their targets and brings action. Coaching is a companionship that brings you to your targets fast and securely.
Coaching, is the fastest method in personal development. There are measurable results at the beginning, mid-term and end of the coaching process. Our coaching focuses on the better self, in soul, mind and body.
Most important element of coaching is awareness. Awareness brings a deeper definition to perspectives and makes you focus. It helps you understand the system you live within and understand the dynamics of the system. When we are aware of ourselves, we realize that we have a tendency to twist our perspectives, emotions and desires. When we are aware of ourselves, we can reach our targets much easier.
Coaching starts with a personal interview. During this interview, needs and targets are defined. The scope of the coaching relationship is defined and results to be achieved are generated. Coaching sessions can be face to face, online or phone.
How coaching is different from theraphy, mentoring or consultancy?
Therapy is problem focused, coaching is potential focused. Therapy is for healing while coaching creates new options. In therapy there is expert-patient relationship; whereas coaches are the same level with coachees. During coaching, movement, responsibility and follow up is important. Consultancy gives information in the field of expertise, prescribes and brings solution. In coaching, consultant finds their own solutions. Mentors lead their consultant with the experience they have. Coaches can mentor but this is not a coaching relationship.
WHAT IS COACHING?
Founder of “Focusing Institue” in New York and “Thinking at the Edge” philosophy and psychological movement Eugene Gendlin says;
“The essence of working with another person is to be present as a living being. And that is lucky, because if we had to be smart, or good, or mature, or wise, then we would probably be in trouble. But, what matters is not that. What matters is to be a human being with another human being, to recognize the other person as another being in there. Even if it is a cat or a bird, if you are trying to help a wounded bird, the first thing you have to know is that there is somebody in there, and that you have to wait for that “person,” that being in there, to be in contact with you. That seems to me to be the most important thing. ”
This can the common approach on “coaching” concept that we’ve been hearing more often lately. A life coach works with courageous people who are aiming at improving the quality of their private, business or social life to create lasting satisfaction and high performance. The focus of the coach is to make sure the client know themselves better, build up a partnership to create a life that they are satisfied with and be the masters of their lives.
Life coach-client relationship, is an equal and balanced relationship. A life coach does not find the right answers for you. Only you can do this. Life coach just asks the right questions and helps you find the right answers. Life coach is a lucky person who walks along with you during your travel of finding the hidden treasure in you.
Life coaching is a professional job. Only trained and accredited life coaches can have this job. Besides this, they should have the below qualifications:
Desire to help people
Superior listening skills
Awareness on personal limits
Strong working skills
Effective communication skills
Management of self
Focusing on reality