What is Coaching?

The original meaning of ‘coach’ is a vehicle that moves people where they want to go, faster than they can go by foot.

Coaching is partnering with clients like you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential, moving you quickly in the direction you choose to go.

Professional coaches like me provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performance and enhance the quality of their lives.

Man with arms open and sun in skyAs a professional co-active coach I am trained to listen, to observe, and to customize my approach to your individual needs. I seek to elicit solutions and strategies from you; I believe that you are naturally creative and resourceful. My job as coach is to provide you support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that you already have.

There are many people who call themselves a coach who have little or no training. Some of them are very good, and many of them are more aptly called consultants. A few are a discredit to the profession. When searching for a coach that fits your needs, look for credentialing from International Coach Federation, or certification from an accredited coach training school such as CTI. This will ensure that the coach you hire is competently trained.