Coaching is a partnership between the client and coach. This partnership leads to a collaboration of both parties to move the client forward to achieve the success that they desire. The client sets the agenda and defines their goals.
Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performance and enhance the quality of their lives.
Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has. The coach may also hold the client accountable for their actions based on the coaching relationship.