The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”.
In other words, coaching is a highly tuned and powerful process of communication and problem solving.
What does a professional life coach do?
First, a life coach honors the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believes every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to :
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on life and work, while unlocking their potential.
What does a professional life coach not do?
As mentioned above a life coach focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change. It is also helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions.