what is coaching

Coaching… What is it ?

Being supported by a coach is a way of exploring the potential buried deep inside ourselves, enhancing this potential at its best level of performance. It is about finding out who we really are and being able to go beyond the limits that we set on ourselves, out of habit most of the time.

Coaching addresses all the issues that we encounter in everyday life, whether it be in our private life or in professional life. It is a kind of ideas incubator, carrying energy and solutions oriented.

Neither therapy nor mentoring, coaching aims at developing optimal and personalized solutions, targeting the goals set by the coachee.

Coaching… How ?

The coaching is done through one to one discussions lasting from one hour to one hour and a half. These interviews can be conducted both face-to-face and via videoconferences (Skype, Zoom…).

The number of sessions is generally defined by mutual agreement during the first session, after having agreed on the objectives. It usually takes between 3 and 5 sessions to clarify a situation, make an informed decision or overcome an obstacle. 5 to 12 sessions are usually needed for larger situations that require more work and where the desired impact will affect decisive way on your way of life.

Values

  • strict confidentiality
  • non-judgement
  • creativity
  • mutual goodwill
  • active listening

If new elements appear, their relevance will be reviewed together and any sessions reorganization will be agreed together.

These interviews are carried out thanks to a framework and tools of powerful questioning mastered by the coach, which allow you to discover, in you, your unsuspected resources.

You can interrupt the sessions at any time. You are under no obligation to continue if you decide that this does not suit you.

Coaching… For whom ?

For everybody !

Men, women, couples, businesses, executives, stay at home parents, students, teenagers, within the family, professional or student environment…

Anyone who wants to prepare for a situation to come, develop self-confidence or overcome a challenge.

Coaching… Where ?

The best is, for mental preparation reasons, that coachees attend one of our coaching practices. This gives coachees time to clear their mind from various business problems “clogging”.

If necessary, it is also possible to perform the sessions on professional premises, provided a closed, quiet and secluded environment is available.

Videoconferencing (Skype, Zoom) is also a possibility, especially when traveling time is a key issue, typically in case of an expatriation situation. Phone calls in some specific cases, like urgent situations, are also possble.

The Coach… His Mission

The coach performs a pro-active and time limited support. Its goal is the success, in autonomy, of the coachee’s projects.

The coach is in charge of the process, the coachee is responsible for the subject matter.

The coach works in accordance with the profession professional ethics, as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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