Simply put, coaching is an insightful process led by the coach to support the client in gaining clarity of their issue, exploring underlying obstacles and determining paths to moving forward. The International Coaching Federation, which is the leading accreditation organisation globally for coaching, provides a thorough definition:
“Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches honour the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.”
Erica Price Coaching exists to reinvent what is possible through self awareness and realising true potential. Erica creates a safe, open space for you to explore and articulate what you really want and what is getting in the way. Her approach is intuitive, insightful, and straight forward. Erica uses an integrated approach to coaching, pulling in techniques from ontological coaching, neurolinguistic programming, psychology, cognitive science, solution based coaching, sociology, and biology.
Key Attributes of Coaching Sessions
The focus of the sessions are on current issues and moving into action for the future.
Everything discussed in a coaching session is confidential. This creates a safe space for the client.
The coaching sessions are about the client and what is most benficial for them in the moment.
General Steps in Coaching Sessions
While every coaching session is unique, there are four general steps in the coaching process. This insures that the coach is clear about what the client wants from the session and helps them move through the process in the allocated coaching time.
The content of the coaching session is always determined by the client. At the beginning of the session, it is helpful to set an intention and desired outcomes for the session.
The coach creates a safe space for the client to explore all angles and perspectives of the coaching content. The coach may provide tools and resources to support this exploration with the permission of the client.
The client generates possible solutions and analyses them with the coach’s support. Together, the examine possible obstacles and hurdles that the client may experience in moving to a solution.
The client decides on their course of action and waht they are commiting to action before the next session. The coach holds the client accountable to the actions they’ve committed to.