Coaching has emerged as a sustainable approach to growth and success in the past few years. While often replaces with mentoring and training, coaching is more rigorous discipline. Coaching emphasizes improvement by focusing on what can be done now to change the situation.
Coaching is not merely training or mentoring, it is the art of helping an individual unlock their hidden potential through a series of guided sessions, where the individual himself figures out a path for himself, with some prodding from the coach. Coaching is not about teaching individuals, it is about them learning how to utilize their talents to set and achieve goals.
Coaching can help individuals see their challenges in depth with an insight into the possible solutions. Coaching sessions focus on nurturing the thought process and help the coachee figure out the solution by themselves, instead of being told about the solution. Coaching enables and empowers people with critical thinking and forward focused thought process
People always have multiple opportunities available to them. At times they are not able to see them due to their circumstances. A coach enables them to realize these opportunities and choose the path according to the best of their capabilities. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to coaching.
A coach believes that everyone has answers to their problems in them. They only need someone to help them unlock those solutions. A coach is not a teacher or subject expert, he is there to push the individual in the right direction to seek solutions; solutions that are sustainable and long term.
Some of the coaching niches are
- Life Coaching
- Business Coaching
- Executive Coaching
- Career Coaching
- Relationship Coaching