One of the questions we get asked most frequently is ‘What is Coaching?’ This is such a great question that we welcome, and here is our answer based on the iPEC Certifications and International Coaching Federation guidelines:
The coaching relationship is a partnership between the coach and the client. The power of coaching is in this alliance.
According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), “the powerful difference between a regular conversation and a coaching conversation is that the coaching conversation has an outcome. The coach partners with his or her clients to establish a meaningful outcome for each session that helps them to make progress towards their overarching goal for the coaching engagement.”
ICF Definition of Coaching
“Partnering with clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspried them to maximize their personal and professional potential”
© Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)