Coaching. Wikipedia describes coaching as ‘training or development in which a person called a “coach” supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. The learner is sometimes called a “coachee”.
Coaching is somewhat different from therapy and many of my clients who have come to me for therapy decide that they want to take their lives further and wish to develop their fullest potential. Some people are not in need of any ‘therapy’ but would like to explore how they can reach their goals in life.
So what are we doing when we do coaching? Well, we facilitate the exploration of needs, much like the Human Givens approach. We also explore desires, motivations, skills and thought processes to assist lasting change.
Using questioning techniques it is possible to stimulate your own thought processes in order to identify solutions and actions. Together we set appropriate goals and methods of assessing progress.