A co-creative coaching relationship is a working relationship where both parties involved (client and coach) are on equal footing. In other words, there is not one person who is superior to the other giving advice and answers. Coaching is not therapy or consulting.
You are the only expert on the topic of YOU, which means you’re the only one who can break through whatever is holding you back to achieve your goals. A life coach is trained to help you by asking pointed questions to draw out your concerns, fears and ideas that lead to agreed upon actions for you to take to help you achieve your desired results. A coach will help keep you on task and hold you accountable for the actions you agree to undertake, and work with you to offer support along the way.
A coach is an unattached thinking and accountability partner. Working with a coach can be valuable because a coach is not usually someone close to you (family or a friend) who may already have a bias about you or an opinion about what is best for you, which can cloud the relationship leaving you less than satisfied without the kind of support you need to quickly and confidently reach your goals. And that’s the benefit of coaching – to quickly and confidently work through what’s holding you back so you can take action now toward your desired results.
A coach will help set boundaries and policies for the relationship, offer you positive support and encouragement, an objective perspective, suggest exercises and actions, but ultimately you are in charge of your progress. You bring your agenda to each coaching session and identify what you would like to get out of it. The coach will help positively push your thinking and stretch your abilities further than you may have thought possible. It is a similar to the coaching relationship of an athletic coach and athlete.
Posted By: Nick Venturella
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