“A good Coach asks great questions to help you remove the obstacles in your mind and to get you back on track in life” - Farshad Asl
What is coaching?
Coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
• Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
• Encourage client self-discovery
• Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
• Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
What are some typical reasons someone might work with a coach?
An individual or team might choose to work with a coach for many reasons. According to the 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, consumers partner with coaches in order to:
• Optimize individual/team work performance (42 percent)
• Expand career opportunities (33 percent)
• Increase self-esteem/self-confidence (31 percent)
• Improve business management (29 percent)
• Manage work/life balance (27 percent)
How is coaching delivered? What does the process look like?
Coaching typically begins with a personal interview (either face-to-face or by teleconference call) to assess the individual’s or business’ current opportunities and challenges, define the scope of the relationship, identify priorities for action, and establish specific desired outcomes. Subsequent coaching sessions may be conducted in person or over the telephone, with each session lasting a previously established length of time. Between scheduled coaching sessions, the individual may be asked to complete specific actions that support the achievement of one’s personally prioritized goals. The coach may provide additional resources in the form of relevant articles, checklists, assessments or models to support the individual’s or business’ thinking and actions. The duration of the coaching relationship varies depending on needs and preferences.
How can the success of the coaching process be measured?
Measurement may be thought of in two distinct ways: external indicators of performance and internal indicators of success. Ideally, both are incorporated.
Examples of external measures include achievement of coaching goals established at the outset of the coaching relationship, increased income/revenue, obtaining a promotion, performance feedback that is obtained from a sample of the individual’s constituents, and personal and/or business performance data. The external measures selected should be things the individual is already measuring and has some ability to directly influence.
Examples of internal measures include self-scoring/self-validating assessments that can be administered initially and at regular intervals in the coaching process, changes in the individual’s self-awareness and awareness of others, shifts in thinking that create more effective actions, and shifts in one’s emotional state that inspire confidence.
Choose a Certified Professional Coach ACC, Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
Founded in 1995, the International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization for professionally trained coaches. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches.There are more than 30,000 ICF Members in more than 130 countries.
ICF Credentials are awarded to professional coaches who have met stringent education and experience requirements and have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies that set the standard in the profession. Achieving credentials through ICF signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, understanding of coaching skills and dedication to clients.
As a professional coach and member of ICF Luxembourg Chapter, I commit to embody high standards in my practice:
- I pledge to implement the 11 core competencies identified by ICF (obligation of means)
- I comply with the global ICF Code of Ethics in our coaching practice.
- I have been trained by an international team of experienced and Master Coaches, in a professional coach training accredited by ICF.
- I ensure my professional integrity through supervision.
- I follow my professional development through further coach specific training and personal accreditation programs.
An eclectic and open methodology
My job is my passion, and as such my clients benefit from my drive and curiosity about different approaches such as Palo Alto, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Transactional Analysis, Somatic Coaching, Process Communication Model, and more.
I use recognized methods and processes, as well as some own tools développer through my experience.