Coaching draws out the intelligence and wisdom of the Client rather than taking on a role of advising or being an expert Consultant. Likewise, therapeutic or counseling approaches are distinct and different from coaching methodology. However, Coaching does address personal issues or life conditions that impact professional effectiveness.
The Client can count on the Coach to hold the Client’s aspirations and growth as primary. The Coach does this by asking pertinent questions, making requests, offering helpful provocations, and using other ways of supporting enhanced self-awareness, capacity for self-correcting, and generating more effective leadership behaviors.
Throughout the working relationship, the Coach will engage the Client in direct, honest, and purposeful conversations – aligned with the Client’s intentions and expected outcomes.