The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
Leaders are expected to do more with less, inspire others, and make the right decisions quickly. A coach honors the client as the expert in his or her life and works and believes every client is creative, resourceful and whole. The coach's responsibility is to help the client discover, clarify and align what it is they want to achieve. The coach encourage the client into self-discovery and elicits client-generated solutions and strategies. Then the coach holds the client responsible and accountable in executing the client’s solution.
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Group and Team Coaching
Group and Team coaching brings the coaching conversation into a small group of 15 or less individuals. It is an intimate conversation space, focused on goal setting, deepening awareness around key issues, taking action, and accountability. During these sessions, clients have the added benefit of not only learning from the coach but also from their peers, commonly referred to as the collective wisdom of the group.
The primary difference between Group and Team coaching lies in the goal. Group coaching generally focuses on individual goals. Although the session may focus on a central topic, i.e. career management, the client will develop individual solutions and strategies. Team coaching focuses on shared goals, such as a business objectives.