What is Coaching?
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.
What is ICF Certification?
ICF certification is a professional certification indicating that the coach has met specific standards and requirements designed to develop and refine their coaching skills.
What is coachability?
Coachability is the growth mindset combined with a desire to be more effective. Coachability essentially means that a coachee is open and receptive to feedback from self and others; they will use that feedback for continued growth & improvement.
What questions should I ask a coach when making a selection?
✓ How would you describe your style of coaching?
✓ What happens in a typical coaching session?
✓ How will we measure success?
✓ How will you work with or connect with my boss?
✓ How is confidentiality handled?
✓ What types of issues or situations can we discuss?
✓ What assessments do you use and why?
What should I look for when selecting a Coach?
You should look for "chemistry". Think - Do I feel like I can talk with this person, be real, be open and be honest about myself with this person? Chemistry and connection matters when it comes to coaching.
Is everyone coachable?
For the most part - Yes, especially if they are open to change. Some people find it more difficult to accept feedback or prefer to work on things on their own, those folks may be less coachable.