Success/Life/Executive Coaching:

What is Success, Life, or Executive Coaching?

Below are definition of some of the possibilities of what coaching might do for you.  While therapy goes to the past to help free up a client from unresolved issues, coaching looks only to the future.  The focus is a forward momentum to help get you to your next goal.  However, an advantage of your coach also having the skills and experience of clinical therapy is they can also pause the coaching process if needed, and help resolve an issue in the past then re-engage the coaching process.  This can help you to achieve much faster!

Success Coaching:Coaching is an on-going partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. Beginning with the clients desires, coaching uses reporting, exploring, and a consistent commitment to move the client forward. Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are today and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be tomorrow

Life coaching is a profession that combines consulting with encouragement and therapy. A life coach is primarily a mentor who works one-on-one with clients, using techniques from career counseling, management training, sociology and psychology.

Life coaches typically don’t focus on past events or mistakes in clients’ lives. Instead, they help them to:

  • Move through difficulties.
  • Set short- and long-term objectives.
  • Face fear and other obstacles to achieving goals.

Scope of focus is one of the major differences between life coaches and career coaches. Life coaches take a holistic approach to personal issues, including spirituality, relationships, health and fitness, and organization and planning.

Life Coaches are responsible for guiding people that are confused on what to do into their lives. They support goal-setting, personal growth, and behavior modification of their clients. These professionals help people to achieve their goals by improving different actions necessary to take control of future plans.

Life Coaches usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Evaluating the outcome of the tasks.
• Setting objectives.
• Providing structured questions.
• Planning future tasks.
• Making clients aware of their progress.

Executive coaching is designed to help facilitate professional and personal development to the point of individual growth, improved performance and contentment. Most important, the coach attempts to stimulate the client’s self-discovery by posing powerful questions and/or assigning homework that may take the form of “thought experiments” with written product or “field experiments” which are actions to try in the real world that may result in experiential learning and development of new approaches to situations. Coaches have a strong understanding of individual differences in a work place as well as the ability to adapt their coaching style or strategies.

Executive coaches work their clients towards specific professional goals. These include career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing effectively with conflict, and building an effective team within an organization.