What is coaching?
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-
What is a coach?
A coach is a person who works with you to gain clarity about what you want in life, to set specific goals and identify the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
The coach will support you to develop strategies to bridge the gap and overcome challenges you may face.
A coach will act as an objective sounding board, providing a different perspective. S/he will reflect your thoughts -
A coach believes in you and is committed to your success.
What is business coaching?
The terms coach & coaching have been applied for quite a few professions & activities:
The world seems to be full of Life Coaches who support you with working on issues of your private life, and Sports coaches who support you in running a marathon etc.
In business coaching, client and coach work on areas closely connected with your working context.
Sytemic business coaching is always based on a thorough needs-
Business Coaching is systemic because it takes a look at the entire system a person is working and living in -
Business coaching is oriented towards working on a solution, it has a clear start -
Typical topics for business coaching are ....
Upcoming professional changes
Working in international teams -
Cross cultural coaching as a means of support in a new environment
More of the same didn't get you where you would like to be? Reflection of alternatives & of scope of action
Why don't I get on with a colleague/ the person I am reporting to / the person reporting to me / my team? Analysis of own values and those of my environment
Analysis & solution of conflicts
... Business Coaching is not ....
It isn't therapy or counselling.
It isn't consulting or getting advice.
It isn't training.
It isn't mentoring.
... but there could be overlap areas