One of the best ways to find out more about the fast-growing coaching profession is to attend an ICF-Georgia meeting and talk directly to real people working in the industry! Find out about our meetings, events, and opportunities to engage here.
The International Coach Federation (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 treats the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.
Professionally trained coaches know unique ways to listen, observe, and support that go beyond day-to-day techniques. A professionally trained coach will:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve;
- Encourage your own self-discovery;
- Inspire you to create new solutions and strategies; and
- Be your partner to hold you responsible and accountable for reaching your goals.
Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Ultimately, coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.
When you invest in coaching, you get fresh perspectives on your challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out your work and life roles.
You can also expect to reach your goals faster, since you have a partner alongside you to hold you accountable and help you stay focused on the results you want.
Visit ICF-Georgia’s Find-A-Coach tool. We suggest you search through our member’s profiles and select two or three to contact. Our member coaches welcome your call and are happy to answer your questions about the kind of coaching experience you can expect from them.