HOW IS COACHING DIFFERENT?
How Coaching is different: Coaching is a process that focuses on improvement in the person, with the ‘here and now’ being emphasized rather than the past.
Broadly speaking coaching is a process that allows an individual or group of people to reflect and gain awareness of who they are, what is important to them, their strengths, challenges, options open to them and what action to take in order to make the changes they want in their work or life.
While there are many different models of coaching, generally speaking, the coach is a facilitator of learning. There is a huge difference between teaching someone and helping them to learn. Fundamentally, the coach is helping the individual to improve their own performance, or in other words, helping them to learn.
Good coaches believe that the individual always has the answer to their own problems, but understands that they may need help to unlock them.
While Coaching incorporates popular aspects from several traditional models, it does not adhere to any of them.
That’s the beautiful thing about Coaching.
SO what IS Coaching about?
- it’s about creating change in your life.
- It’s about the future.
- it’s about understanding yourself.
- it’s about changing habits and destructive patterns of behaviour.
- it’s about being better today than you were yesterday.
Below is a model designed to highlight the differences and similarities between Coaching and several other common modalities.
Coaching also incorporates strategies from several popular teachings such as:
- Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
- Positive Psychology
- Psychological concepts relating to motivation and learning
- An understanding of emotional intelligence
- and many more
In summary, coaching is about providing you with the opportunity to reflect, deepen your awareness and take meaningful action towards your goals. Beyond that, coaching can shed light on dysfunctional patterns of behaviour, shed light on self-sabotage and poor self-esteem, reconcile prior events and promote heightened self-awareness.