Coaching is defined by the International Coach Federation as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe 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
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Coaching has grown significantly for many reasons, among them:
Rapid changes are taking place in the external business environment.
Downsizing, restructuring, mergers and other organizational changes have radically altered the "traditional employment contract.” Companies can no longer achieve results using traditional management approaches.
With the growing shortage of talented employees in certain industries, companies must commit to investing in individuals' development.
The disparity between what managers were trained to do and what their jobs now require of them is widening due to increasing demands for competitive results.
People are wrestling with job insecurity and increased workplace pressures to perform at higher levels than ever before.
Companies must develop inclusive, collaborative work environments to achieve strategic business goals and to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
Individuals who have experienced the excellent results of coaching are talking to more people about it.
People today are more open to the idea of being in charge of their own lives. Coaching helps them do just that.
In short, coaching helps individuals and companies focus on what matters most in life and business, and so the industry continues to grow.
DRW Life Skills Institute is a global Emotional Intelligence Education Provider and Coaching School based in Kissimmee, FL with campuses in Orlando, Winter Springs and Miami. For more information contact us TODAY.