A coach could be beneficial for you! Coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches honor the client as th expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative and resourceful. The coach's responsibility is:
Discover, clarity 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 developing leadership skills and inlocking potential.
Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions.
A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching.
The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual's emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways.
Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum.
Consider Coaching in the Future:
Coaching may be the right fit for you in the future. To decide when the time is right, ask yourself the following questions:
What do I want to accomplish?
Do I value collaboration, other viewpoints and new perspectives?
Am I ready to devote time and energy to making real changes?
Reference: International Coach Federation
Dr.Wanda Bonet-Gascot is a Family Mediator and Certified Coach at DRW Life Skills Institute, a global emotional intelligence education provider and coaching school located in Central Florida. For information www.DRWinstitute.org or call now 321-209-4379