Coaching is a co-creative relationship, designed to guide individuals and teams to achieve their personal, professional, and career goals. Our coaches establish relationships on a foundation of trust and mutual responsibility. Through a process of assessment, challenge, and reflection, we support our clients in an exploration into their “true narrative” and guide them in developing creative solutions to their challenges.
Our coaches are certified by the International Coach Federation, and conduct their coaching practice with a strong evidence-based foundation, coupled with years of experience and a deep-seated desire for the continuous personal and professional development of their clients.
The primary focus of a professional certification program is to provide an independent assessment of the knowledge, skills, and/or competencies required for competent performance of an occupational or professional role or specific work-related tasks and responsibilities. The most compelling reason to certify professional coaches is to ensure public safety by validating a competent workforce that is well trained, educated, and skilled in providing appropriate services.
Coaching has drawn its theoretical underpinnings from numerous professions during the course of its development as a discipline. These influences include behavioral science, emotional intelligence, brain functioning, systems theory, adult learning theory, management science, and many more. In practice, coaching straddles the disciplines of therapy and consulting, employing methods from both, but is a unique and powerful methodology for human performance improvement.
As the field of coaching has evolved, it has developed its theoretical underpinnings and practices from the knowledge of numerous helping professions.
Individual coaching is built around one-to-one discussions between the client and a coach, who will challenge and question, listen, and provide feedback. We believe that clients know themselves better than anyone else, and can reach their own best answers with the appropriate time, space and encouragement to recognize them and take action. Consequently, the coach will resist telling the client what to do, unless specifically invited to provide input. This intense interaction will be supported, where appropriate, by a range of other tools to draw on existing information, create greater awareness, and provide alternative views, creating a richness of input, observation and challenge.