What is life coaching?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) Philosophy of Coaching
The ICF adheres to a form of coaching that honours the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable
From the ICF Definition of Coaching
Professional coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organisations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.
What does this mean?
Coaching is all about what you want in your life and about how you can achieve it.
It is about finding your purpose of life and start working on achieving it not ‘one day’ but right now!
This takes real commitment, time and effort and can at times be challenging and it can be a real emotional journey. That is why your coach is there, to lead you on your journey of self-discovery, to reflect and analyse, to support you to set actions and guide you through the process to live your true potential whether it is related to your personal life or professional career.
The reason behind wanting to be coached varies but everybody has one thing in common — they want to get more out of their life.
They want to live a better, happier and more fulfilling life where they can say no to confusion, stress, financial pressure, fear or lack of self-esteem.
So what is the life you want?
Are you ready to be inspired by it?