What is Coaching?
when you hear the word coaching what springs to mind football coach acting coach vocal coach maybe even a financial coach confusing isn’t it
well coach has become such a popular title that is being used by lots of professions often with no training and sometimes coaching is just a fancy way of saying
I’ll ask you a few questions and tell you what I think you should do well let’s clear the air a little bit about coaching coaching is often confused with therapy consulting and mentoring now those are great helping professions
but they’re not professional coaching here’s the difference therapists focus on the past and work to fix what’s broken consultants provide qualitative analysis and create road maps for organizational
change they get paid to provide answers mentors help those with less experienced mentors are already experts in their fields that are helping others reach success now there may be some overlaps an approach but none of these are professional coaching professional coaching is a different type of conversation
there’s a whole lot of asking and not much telling professional coaches are focused on you helping you design your future your goals they’re thought-provoking and inspirational you work on your topic a professional coach focuses on you professional coaches are also discerning listeners empathetic creative intuitive and curious they’re trained in coaching behaviors and competencies
which makes them really good coaches and they’re bound by professional standards and ethics a professional coach will be your partner your advocate your champion wanna try things you’ve only imagined we’re smith leadership we believe it’s all about what’s possible not what’s limiting your future is waiting for you we’ll help you design it call us a professional Smith leadership coach will speed you along your way