What is Coaching?
WHAT COACHING IS
The International Coaching 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. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.
We all have ambitions we want to reach, roadblocks to overcome, and times we just feel stuck. Our goal at SPEROVA is to create thought-provoking dialogue aiding in the journey of changing your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.
WHAT COACHING IS NOT
ICF defines what coaching is NOT: Coaching is not the same thing as mentoring or therapy. A mentor provides subject matter expertise, wisdom and guidance based on their own experiences. Therapy deals with healing pain, trauma, dysfunction or conflict of some kind, typically with the goal of resolving difficulties that impair an individual’s emotional health andpsychological functioning.
By contrast, coaching focuses on facilitating individuals or groups to draw upon their own experiences and capabilities to set and reach their own objectives. The coach is the expert in the coaching process, but you are the expert on your life journey.