WHAT IS COACHING?
The most successful people in the world work with coaches. Top athletes, performers, CEO’s and entrepreneurs all understand the importance of an outside perspective. Coaching is more than a 2-billion-dollar industry and it’s growing.
Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google said, “Everyone needs a coach…the one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them.”
Coaching is not counseling, according to the Harvard Business Review, “Coaching is about developing the capabilities of high-potential performers.”
Coaching is not effective for those who are unmotivated, down and out or unwilling to change.
Coaching is the art and practice of enabling individuals and groups to move from where they are to where they want to be. Coaching is about asking powerful, thought-provoking questions that stimulate fresh thinking, lead to new insights, clarify issues, and challenge clients to explore innovative possibilities. “Christian Coaching” by Gary R Collins, PhD