“Professional coaching is an ongoing partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of the conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are today and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be tomorrow.”- The International Coach Federation
The focus of mentoring is to pass on knowledge. The mentor acts as a teacher or advisor within the same field. Typically, an individual is mentored for succession purposes. In consulting, they also seek to provide knowledge and information; however, consultants deal mostly with problems and their solutions (strategies and methodologies). While therapy seeks to uncover conscious and unconscious meaning, its methodologies require a deep-dive into a client’s past that may require a multiyear commitment.
The most useful way to determine if you or your organization would benefit from coaching is to have a discussion about your goals and aspirations with a coach. CWC Executive Coaching offer a complimentary “get to know you” session where we can determine if working with a coach will be beneficial to you and/or your organization.
Coaching works because the client’s focus is on an issue of their choosing. Most people have competing interests at work and in their personal lives, so the thought of implementing change can be a daunting prospect. Coaching works because the coach assists the client with creating a strategy and action steps for reaching a desired goal.
It’s really quite simple…when a person puts concentrated focus and action into a particular task they increase the probability for a positive outcome. Success reinforces those behaviors and creates momentum for the client. “Personal development can and should happen at any stage in an executive’s career. Using an Executive Coach is like taking a “fast-track” to professional and personal development, which can markedly reduce the learning curve in identifying challenging issues and opportunities. For young professionals, this can accelerate career development. For mid-or later-stage professionals, the coaching process can help re-ignite the learning process and can result in improved emotional and intellectual energy (Jean S. Frankel, 2011).”