The goal of coaching is happiness and success, no matter how differently each and every one of us defines these concepts.
Methodology-wise coaching combines elements of psychology, sports, education and business. Drawing on the ‘maieutics’ by Socrates, coaching uses the dynamic, creative dialogue, which generates ideas and helps identify strengths and areas for improvement. Learning not only to eat fish, but to fish yourself, as coachee you discover your own solutions and you built an action plan with strategy and self-confidence. The coach’s role during this journey matches a clean, clear mirror which helps you realize, understand, accept, change, move on. The coach provides support and care, but also the challenge…to dare! Trust and confidentiality are essential in coaching.
According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), by its code of ethics we abide (https://coachfederation.org/about/ethics.aspx?ItemNumber=854), coaching means: “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”
Inspiration, challenge, creation, potential, development… the coach-coachee team is powerful and brings results!
Our life, our work… they are intertwined, they interact and co-exist consciously and unconsciously. Therefore, although we distinguish among different kinds of coaching, a session touches all sides of our lives, it embraces our wholeness.
Key requests in the different areas of coaching are the following:
“How can I clarify my goals and plan effectively every step in my professional path?”
“I am interested in working abroad!”
“I want a career change, to discover what I truly want”
“I dream of starting my own business!”
“I want to gain more self-confidence!”
“I tend to confuse boundaries in my relationships…How do I set and protect them?”
“Due to my procrastination I lose opportunities. I am tired…”
“I often feel anger and fear. How do I manage my emotions?”
“I want to lead my team more efficiently!”
“I am tired of feeling stressed all the time at work. How do I achieve work-life balance?”
“How do I manage office politics at work and in the international arena?”
“How can I go after a more senior position?”