What is Coaching?
There are many types of coaching styles and techniques out there. There is not a one size fits all style of coaching or methodology. From your Business, Life, or Wellbeing Coach, to your professional Sports, Tennis, or Acting Coach. This just shows you how diverse the field of coaching is.
But ultimately, the main aim of all coaching works on the premise that the individual has the answers to their own problems within themselves, and the main focus is on helping the individual to unlock their own potential for themselves, to get the results or outcome they want.
I personally work in coaching the people I work with, by providing the training, advice, and guidance that they need at that time, to gain insight to where their problem originally came from, so that they can challenge, change, or get rid of it, in the present moment.
I achieve this by incorporating all my other therapeutic skills and methodologies into the coaching process, that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future.
There is a very fine, and often blurred line between coaching and therapy, as the two are so intricately linked. Quite often the coaching session can have a therapeutic undertone, especially when you are dealing with a person’s thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions / behaviours, and beliefs.