Frequently asked questions
What is coaching?
Coaching is a partnership with you and your coach in a creative and thought-provoking journey that deepens your self-discovery and facilitates a transformational learning experience. Coaching evokes agile and new insight in personal and professional opportunities with renewed drive to bring these to reality.
A coach knows that you are the master of your own life, and partners with you to:
- Explore and define what you want to achieve,
- Invite reflection on you are learning about yourself
- Encourage your own personalised solutions and strategies
- Agree on how best to keep your responsible and accountable
This enables a powerful experience that develops your agility to life and living into responses of your own flavour.
- How is coaching different from therapy, consulting and mentoring?
Therapy, at a high level, deals with relieving and/or healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. Therapy generally deals with topics arising from the past which may impact an individual’s functioning in the present time. Whereas coaching is focused on self-initiated personal and/or professional growth in pursuit of actionable outcomes.
Consulting is a practice of providing expert and technical advice, often based on a diagnosis of a problem. The philosophy of coaching holds that you can identify the changes that you want to experience and define personalised strategies to achieve these changes.
A mentor brings content expertise and provides wisdom and guidance based on their own experience. Mentors may use practices such as advising and coaching. Coaching rather encourages tapping into your own lived experience, wisdom and ability to define your own steps to success.