What is Coaching?
The term “coach” is widely used and can mean different things to different people. The International Coach Federation, which is the largest professional coaching organization in the world, defines it as ”partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential“.
To me that means when you hire me, our work is more about you than your current situation. As you change, your situation changes. But so do many other things, and your whole life runs at a higher level. In this section, I have included many writings that explain how hiring a coach for yourself might be different from and similar to hiring a professional expert, seeing a counselor, or going after another degree. As with many things, the best way to understand it is to experience it, and with that in mind, a couple of these articles were written when I first experienced coaching myself.