What is Professional Coaching?

Coaching is a cognitive process leading to behavioral changes, based on a person’s ability to perceive the world and its resources towards the possibility of changing their behaviors.

Coaching, as a process, draws heavily from psychotherapy in cognitive-behavioral or gestalt currents, and it’s a form of therapy designed exclusively for individuals for whom pain and suffering do not hinder their need for development.

In contrast to psychotherapy, coaching does not focus on analyzing and resolving past problems but rather on the current developmental challenges of individuals.

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Values of Professional Coaching How to recognize whether a Coach is professional and trustworthy

Safe Space

1. Invests time in building relationships

    In the relationship between ang Coach and the Coachee, there is space for mutual acquaintance The Coach ensures mutual trust-building; conversations are based on mindfulness, founded on mutual respect and openness. Communication is crucial, and the relationship is based onang. feedback.

    During coaching relationship, you feel listened to, cared for, enveloped with empathy and understanding.

    2. Establishes a coaching contract

    All formal aspects of collaboration between the Coach and the Client are agreed upon, and both parties sign a contract.

    3. Adheres to the profession’s code of ethics

    The Coach and the Client discuss the code of ethics that the Coach follows. Below are the ethical codes of institutions whose professional standards I meet:

    ICF: https://coachingfederation.org/ethics/code-of-ethics

    EMCC: https://www.emccglobal.org/de/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/09/EMCC-Code_of_Ethics_2016.pdf


    Coaching sessions are confidential; only the Coach and the Coachee have insight into the course of coaching sessions or documentation prepared during sessions. There is a possibility of sharing such information with third parties, e.g., a payer, only with the client’s consent.

    Responsibility for the process

    Coaching is 100% based on the client’s resources, who is responsible for the outcome and goal achievement. The Coach is responsible for the coaching process, but you are responsible for the result.

    The Work of a Professional Coach

    The Coach relies on your current mindset regarding your set goal, examines it with mindfulness, and when you encounter obstacles such as limiting beliefs, inhibitions, or barriers. Coach will create a safe space for confrontation, examination, and naming of what you bring to the session using professional tools. Coach also creates space for you to decide what you will do with a particular discovery. The Coach will redirect your attention to areas in your mind that bring you closer to your goal, often outside your comfort zone.