Coaching is a process in which an individual( the coach) tries to help another individual (the coachee) by helping him introspect upon his life problems and collectively find a solution.
This does not always mean that the Coach can summon a solution out of the blue for the coachee’s problems. Often it means, that the coach is experienced enough to help and encourage the coachee to find the solutions to his problems himself.
While undertaking truly purposeful coaching, the following questions should always be initiated.
- What matters most to you?
- What do you really want?
- What is your true passion?
- Who do you want to become?
- What will motivate you to take the first step?
- And what will make you hustle hard today?
When such questions are asked and the consequent feedbacks are analyzed, an individual’s true purpose is revealed.
The person himself can then envision something bigger that inspires him.
Something that can make a difference in his life.
And that’s the whole point of coaching.
To rise above what currently is. To move forward in life and to obtain the ability to face your fears and let in new opportunities. All with the guidance and encouragement of an external coach.
Put simply, coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now rather than on the distant past or future.
While there are many different models of coaching, here we are not considering the ‘coach as expert’ but, instead, the coach as a facilitator of learning.
There is a huge difference between teaching someone and helping them to learn. In coaching, fundamentally, the coach is helping the individual to improve their own performance: in other words, helping them to learn.
The simple fact is that the coach helps the coachee by gaining perspective into his life problems and helps him find a solution.