ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches respect the person being coached as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
The coach’s responsibility is to :
- Explore, discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve.
- Encourage the client to develop self-awareness and self-discovery.
- Help bring about solutions and strategies.
- Hold the client responsible and accountable.
This process helps clients improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.