Coaching is not a question and answer session where therapy, consulting or advice handouts are given. Rather, it's the ability to guide your client into a deeper understanding of integral human development and allow them to arouse the sleeping giant within them.
Coaching can be likened to an individual who needs to get from Point A to Z but desires navigational guidance and seeks a coach to get it. The coach gets into the client's car and respectfully buckles into the passenger seat while the client takes his or her rightful place in the driver's seat. The success of the journey is contingent upon the skillful navigational support of the coach with a non-complex map that gives the driver the express power to chose the routes he wants to take to get to his destination.
Like a roadmap, life has scenic routes, expressways and highways. At some point the need for skilled navigational support will be necessary but the ultimate decision is in the hands of the driver.
Again, coaching can be likened to the successful outcome of a great party where the host who is the client hires the help of a party coordinator who is the coach. The important decisions like décor, color scheme and food choices are made by the host. However great expectation is placed on the creative process and skill of the party coordinator to help produce fulﬁlling results.
Yes, like a sports coach relates to the athlete through a powerful coaching process that inspires and provokes them to maximize their athletic potential, so does the professional coach who partners with their clients to maximize their personal and professional potential and enhance the quality of their lives.