Frequently Asked Questions – Coaching
How do I know if coaching is right for me?
A business coach focuses on helping an individual improve existing capabilities, set meaningful goals, and be accountable for results. A coach helps an individual understand and eliminate barriers to more effective performance. We recommend that you start by identifying what you would like to accomplish and if input from others is important for you. If you know what you would like to accomplish, you value input from others to achieve it, and you are willing to dedicate the time and energy required to do it, coaching is right for you or your company.
What is the difference between coaching and other support professions?
Coaching focuses on setting goals, creating results, and managing change that the coachee initiated. Coaching is focused on the future while traditional therapy is focused on the past. Consultants are expected to bring and often implement solutions, mentors provide guidance, and trainers set up learning objectives for others.
Why would someone want to work with a coach?
If you have a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity at stake, want to accelerate results, or need assistance in identifying strengths, to name a few reasons, you would like to work with a coach.
Can you give me some examples of what the coach might do?
Coaching may be delivered in person or over the telephone after an initial interview to determine needs and define the relationship’s scope. The coach may ask the coachee to complete actions or exercises between sessions and may provide resources to support the coachee in achieving those goals.
How long is a coaching program?
Depends on the needs. Usually a Management, Career or Executive Program lasts a minimum of six months.