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Coaching Process

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a client-driven process.
The coach’s responsibility is to:
Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve
Encourage client self-discovery
Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
Hold the client responsible and accountable

The coaching process helps clients improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Coaching is a process that focuses on the achievement of professional and/or private goals and is designed to help the client, the coachee, find his or her own solutions.
Typically, it is structured as a series of in which the coach and the coachee come together to move toward the coachee's goals. Coaching sessions take the form of discussions between the client and the coach.
In this Toolkit, the coach can bring tools and reflections (see ) that allow the client to organize himself in the best possible way, to challenge him on the objectives pursued.
The coachee himself defines his (in a professional context, within the framework often defined by a sponsor), and with the help of a "maieutic" awareness of his strengths and areas of development. It is a tailor-made system, adapted to the professional objectives and the situation of the coachee; it leads him to optimize his competencies and must allow him to fully perform according to his or her responsibilities.
Coaching clients who responded to the 2017 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study reported positive coaching impacts including:
Improved communication skills
Increased self-esteem/self-confidence
Increased productivity
Optimized individual/team work performance
Improved work/life balance
Increased well-being
Improved business management strategies
Expanded professional career opportunities
Accelerated on-boarding into a new professional role
➡️ A detailed session protocol can be found here :
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