Being a trendy term, coaching can refer to different practices: sports coaching, life coaching, professional coaching, etc. As far as professional coaching is concerned, it is practiced and proposed by a professional coach. It is therefore a real tool for personal development. But what is it about in concrete terms?
What is meant by professional coaching
Professional coaching is a discipline that is set up as a form of support and professional development. It consists of simplifying the implementation of everything that is important for the coachee (change, action, project, etc.), facilitating decision-making on everything that makes sense for the person concerned and encouraging the subject to develop his or her potential.
Coaching works according to a well-defined principle: everyone is creative. Therefore, we all have the resources to deal with any situation.
Thus, there is no direct answer from a professional coach. He only serves as a facilitator to encourage his client to clarify his vision, find his own solutions, get to know himself better and anticipate new perspectives.
He also acts as a self-confidence booster. He encourages the coachee to appreciate his progress and then learn from his experiences. Professional coaching leads to tangible results in both professional and personal life.
However, we note that it has only an obligation of means but no obligation of result.
Who is professional coaching intended for?
Career coaching can be offered individually or in a group according to your needs. Moreover, this approach is available in different types: executive coaching, life coaching, career coaching, etc. It is therefore essential to find out about a coach’s speciality or specialties before working with him or her.
A professional coach can be called upon in a variety of situations. For example, when you wish to clarify a career choice, a professional project, or when you wish to start a change or a reconversion. You can also ask a coach to help you feel better in your professional life or to optimize your leadership…
Conditions for a successful coaching relationship
For the coaching relationship to be successful, it is imperative that the coach and the coachee participate actively and collaboratively. Both parties must work together to achieve the goals set.
It is also essential to establish a working relationship based on trust. This must be adapted to the working and learning style of the coachee. The latter must also be willing to invest in the relationship, without forgetting the desire for change.