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Life Coaching ©

Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.

Pete Carroll

A Life Coach is someone to give you advice about how to improve your life. A person who provides advice and support to people who want to improve their lives, to solve problems, make decisions and achieve goals. The Life Coach helps to inspire others whether at work or school to improve their quality of life and self-esteem.

The objective in Life Coaching is to bring a person to the realisation of true potential. This is achieved by uncovering and eliminating destructive behavioural and thinking patterns in a caring, inspirational and supportive environment.

The term coaching refers to methods of helping others to improve, learn, develop, new skills, to find personal success and achieve aims.  and to manage life change. Coaching assists with personal challenges and addresses behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge, as well as skills. It can additionally focus on spiritual and physical development.

Coaching is a form of teaching or training normally involving one-to-one support (a coach and a ‘coachee'), aimed at helping a person improve in a practical sense. It is a person who counsels or motivates others in the achievement of personal objectives such as choosing or changing careers, preparing for interviews, improving relationships, studying for exams, setting goals, and determining priorities. 

Coaching is the art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another.

Unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance.  It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.

J Whitmore, Coaching for Performance

Coaching is about developing a person’s skills and knowledge so that their job performance improves, hopefully leading to the achievement of organisational objectives. It targets high performance and improvement at work, although it may also have an impact on an individual’s private life. It usually lasts for a short period and focuses on specific skills and goals.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Psychological skills and methods are employed in a one-on-one relationship to help someone become a more effective manager or leader.  These skills are typically applied to a specific present-moment work-related issues….in a way that enable this client to incorporate them into his or her permanent management or leadership repertoire.

Dr Bruce Peltier

The art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another.

Myles Downey

A collaborative, solution focused, result-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and person growth of the coachee.

Anthony Grant, University of Sydney

Coaching psychology is for enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains underpinned by models of coaching grounded in established adult and child learning or psychological approaches.

British Psychological Society

[Co-active] coaching is “a powerful alliance designed to forward and enhance a life-long process of human learning, effectiveness and fulfilment.

Laura Whitworth

Coaching is directly concerned with the immediate improvement of performance and development of skills by a form of tutoring or instruction.  

Eric Parsloe

A professional partnership between a qualified coach and an individual or team that support the achievement of extra-ordinary results, based on goals set by the individual or team.

International Coach Federation

Coaching is about enabling individuals to make conscious decisions and empowering them to become leaders in their own lives.

Karen Wise

Life Coaching: About
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