Professional Coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their experiences. Coaching is not only about increasing or improving performance; it is also about shifting the way we see and interpret the world and the actions we take.
Coaches’ are trained to listen, observe, and customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; because they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The Coaches’ job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.
Professional Coaching is a partnership between a qualified coach and an individual or team that supports extraordinary results based on the individual or team’s goals. Through coaching, individuals focus on the skills and actions needed to produce results.
The individual or team chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and asks compelling questions, which can help generate possibilities and identify actions. Through the coaching process, the clarity that is needed to support the most effective measures are achieved. Coaching accelerates the individual or team’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of possibilities leading to more effective choices. Coaching concentrates on where individuals are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future.
The Ontological Coaching Model
Ontology is the study of being. In applying this definition to coaching, Ontological Coaching is a method that observes how we are “being” or showing up in life. As we become aware of behaviors that need our attention, this awareness allows us to choose new actions.