what to expect when you work with a certified coach

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Today’s blog is about what to expect if you work with a certified coach with the International Coach Federation.
Here are some pointers:

  1. Your coach is NOT a consultant as YOU are the expert of yourself. The coach is the expert of the coaching process.
  2. The coaching process is as follows: coaching conversation, reflection, asking questions & bringing new awareness, practice something new.
  3. Your coach will let you “fly the plane” and the coach will act as the co-pilot. Meaning YOU are in charge of the route to take, the agenda of the conversations.
  4. Before getting into the coaching conversation your coach will make sure there is a sound mutual understanding of what you want to address and achieve in that conversation. And what success looks like in your eyes.
  5. The focus of the conversations will always be about you. You can expect your coach to respect your autonomy, your resources and your right to choose.
  6. Your coach is trained to be a good listener. Able to listen to what is said and what is not said.
  7. You can expect your coach to give you direct feedback on what (s)he is hearing.
  8. You can expect your coach to ask very powerful questions that bring new awareness to you.
  9. You can expect a coach to come from a place of compassion and mindfulness.
  10. At the end of the conversation you will have a co-designed practice in place in order to move forward with the challenge in your life.