The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a collaborative process involving a trained professional (coach) guiding individuals or groups to achieve specific goals. Key aspects of coaching include:

  • Goal-Oriented: Identifying specific objectives for personal or professional development.
  • Client-Centered: Focusing on the client's needs, desires, and aspirations.
  • Action-Oriented: Developing actionable plans and strategies for goal achievement.
  • Empowerment: Helping clients tap into their inner resources and make aligned decisions.
  • Self-Reflection: Exploring beliefs, values, and thought patterns for self-awareness.
  • Feedback and Accountability: Providing constructive feedback and holding clients accountable.
  • Confidentiality: Ensuring trust and privacy in coaching conversations.
  • Structured Process: Following a structured approach with assessment, goal setting, and action planning.
  • Positive Psychology: Incorporating principles of strengths and well-being.
  • Professional Training: Coaches undergo formal training and certification.
  • Versatile Applications: Coaching is applicable in various contexts like life, executive, career, and
    leadership coaching.
  • Ultimately, coaching empowers clients to find their own answers and achieve desired outcomes.