I subscribe to the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) premise that “Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
I am genuinely interested in people - I love helping and inspiring them to solve problems, attain goals, and make good decisions. My role as your coach is to help you find the best solutions, recognizing that the perfect solution and the practical solution are often not the same.
∙ Discover, clarify, 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 improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.”
More Helpful Information:
The International Coach Federation is the premier association for all things coaching. Their Frequently Asked Questions page offers considerable valuable information about coaching, as well as about the organization itself.