FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How does coaching work?

A coach will help you to explore the present and design the future you want. It will enable you to achieve your goals and live your values. A coach is at your service. 

2. How is coaching different from training or teaching?

Training and teaching involve the transfer of skills and knowledge to the learner. The trainer or teacher is the expert.

In coaching, the coach is not the expert, coaching does not give answers, but asks questions. Coaching explores the present and designs the future for the client, the client learns in the process, but the coach does not teach directly.

3. How is coaching different from consulting or mentoring?

A mentor is a senior person in the business who guides a junior person from their greater experience. A coach does not have to be a senior person in the client's line of business. The client has to know the business, not the coach.

Consultancy deals with the business system as a whole. A consultants recommendations affect individuals indirectly. Coaching affects individuals directly. Coaching will very often be part of a consultant's recommendations for a business.and start typing. 

4. Who hires a coach?

Everyone and anyone. Organisations hire coaches to improve teamwork, to coach executives and help managers. Individuals hire coaches to improve their life, their relationships, and their general happiness. 

5. Can I try first before I decide?

Of course you can!

 It can be difficult to know if coaching is something for you by just reading about it. The actual action provides effect and insights. 

I therefore offer an TEST-TRY-SESSION which means an opportunity with an two hour session. Structured we go through different areas in your life and see which ones you need to focus on. By finding out what is important to you and why, you strengthen your self-image and gain insights and can take the next step in your development. The session takes place either by phone, Zoom/Teams meeting or walk and talk meeting (depending on where you are living).

6. Why is coaching growing so popular?

Coaching is gaining popularity in business because it is one of the most cost effective ways of making people, and organisations more effective. It demonstrates the commitment of the business to their people and avoids costly recruitment and retraining.

It is growing popular generally because people now expect to be able to do more, and to fulfil their dreams and goals, mental, emotional, financial and spiritual. A coach helps people to do that. A coach is someone committed to your advancement and well-being.

7. Where does coaching come from originally?

The word was first used in sports for a person who helped an athlete train and improve. All top athletes have a personal coach. From there, the idea spread to all walks of life. A significant event in this expansion was the publication of Timothy Gallwey's book, 'The Inner game of Tennis.' This book used ideas from sports coaching in a much wider way. 

8. What is the basic philosophy of coaching?

Here are a number of principles:

  • All human beings dream of fulfilling themselves and they deserve the opportunity to be their best.
  • People create their life experience and a coach can help a client to create the life that they want.
  • Intellectual understanding is not enough. Change means taking action.
  • There is no such thing as failure, if you do not get what you want, you find another way. Failure is just a short-term way of saying that you not succeeded - yet.
  • Everyone already have all the resources we need or can create them. No one is helpless. The client has the answers, the coach has the questions.
  • A coach works to increase the amount of choice in the client's life.
  • Coaching is an equal, synergistic partnership.

9. What are benefits of coaching to individuals and organisations?

Individuals will be clear about what they want from life. They will go after it with passion, because they have cleared away the obstacles that blocked them.

They will have a more satisfying and happier life in every aspect. Professionally, they will be more effective and skilled at their work and get better results.

For organisations, coaching is a long-term investment in higher business performance. It is the most cost effective way of getter higher performance from key individuals. Coaching is evidence of the company's commitment to developing its people and contributes to a supportive organisational culture with high morale.

Coaching retains key employees and avoids:

  • The cost of retraining
  • The loss of company knowledge to competitors
  • The drop in productivity when personnel leave.

10. What are the Standards and Ethics of Coaching?

Coaching is a new profession; ICF (International Coaching Federation) have established their Standards and ethical guidelines.

See the Standards and Ethics page on this website: https://coachingfederation.org/

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