what is coaching?
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as:
"partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
In other words... coaching enables a person to move from where they are to where they want to be, by working on the internal perceived obstacles that block them.
Coaching is often confused with other services like therapy, mentoring, consulting and more. To find out more, read this overview of the similarities and differences between these and do this flowchart quiz on whether you need a coach.
benefits of coaching
A study commissioned by the International Coach Federation (ICF) found that:
“Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.”
What the Global Coaching Study showed:
Professional coaching maximizes potential and
therefore unlocks latent sources of productivity:
70% improved work performance
61% improved business management
57% improved time management
51% improved team effectiveness
Coaching builds the self-confidence of employees to face challenges, critical when meeting organisational demands:
80% improved self-confidence
73% improved relationships
72% improved communication skills
67% improved work/life balance
Coaching generates learning and clarity for forward action with a commitment to measurable outcomes:
86% of companies say they at least made their investment back
return on investment
Virtually all companies and individuals who hire a coach are satisfied:
99% somewhat or very satisfied
98% would repeat the experience
More information on the benefits of coaching can be found in the International Coach Federation Research Portal including case studies and industry reports.
One thing that people are never good at is seeing themselves
as others see them. Everybody needs a coach.
Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman
what is consulting?
The Cambridge Dictionary defines consulting as
"the activity or business of giving expert advice about a particular subject."
The co-creation club partners with BPI (Business Performance Institute) in designing, developing and facilitating learning and organisational transformation projects.