International Coaching Federation Definition

International Coaching Federation definition:

“Professional coaching is an on-going professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses, or organisations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.

In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get to where they want to be in the future.

Results are therefore a matter of the client’s intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach’s efforts and application of the coaching process.”

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