What Is Coaching?

coachboard-784363_1280An extraordinary and unique relationship designed to create a significant impact and sustainable results in all areas of a person’s life.

Coaching is a powerful process uniquely designed to create lasting change. Coaching is also a profession, and one that offers highly qualified experts the opportunity to experience career fulfillment as well as financial security.

Coaching offers a distinct advantage over business consulting. Business consultants typically use their specific knowledge and prescribe a course of action to achieve an objective. They TELL the client what needs to be done and they may even do the work that is required.

While consulting is about the consultant delivering the right answers, coaching is about asking the right questions while empowering clients to create their own customized and personal solutions and become the drivers of their own success. Through improved communication, focus and accountability, coaching dramatically increases clients’ capacity to accomplish better results on their own. Coaching does not deliver a single solution – it permanently increases the client’s own ability to repeatedly develop solutions.

Coaching is not counseling. Counseling aims to heal mental and psychological issues and often examines PAST events. It usually centers on diagnosing a ‘problem’ that needs to be addressed. Coaching involves no such diagnosis and in fact, coaches only see opportunities, not problems. Coaches shift the focus from “why” to “how.” Coaching is very results oriented, maintaining a focus on the current situation and actively developing plans for the FUTURE. Counseling focuses on helping people to live functional lives. Coaching focuses on helping functional people live extraordinary lives.

Why We chose IPEC Coaching

Now you understand that coaching isn’t consulting, and it isn’t counseling. But there’s even a difference between coaching methods – and in the results they deliver!

All coaching works to some extent, but iPEC’s proprietary Core Energy Process takes coaching to a whole new level. The difference between great coaching and average coaching (much less poor quality coaching) is similar to the difference between a concert violinist and someone who’s just beginning to play. Both play the same instrument – but the quality of the music is noticeable to anyone. iPEC coaches are master coaches – and the difference can be found in the results that their clients achieve.

In fact, one reason that the Core Energy Process is so effective is that it draws upon what works well in consulting and counseling and other helping modalities, and combines them into a process that’s incredibly effective and transformational.

Holistic. Consulting is great at giving clients answers to specific challenges in only ONE aspect of a client’s life. iPEC coaches recognize that everything is connected, and that making a change in one area without considering the effect of that change in other aspects of life doesn’t give the best chances for success. The Core Energy Coaching process explores the intricate and always changing HOLISTIC perspective of every client’s life.

Future-Focused. Counseling and therapy work on healing past issues. The past can’t be ignored – after all, what happened in the past makes clients who they are today. iPEC’s Core Energy Coaching Process helps clients “visit” the past in order to identify and remove barriers to taking positive action, something that many individuals accomplish only after years of therapy. iPEC coaches make clients aware of how the past shapes the present – and helps them to move to the future they desire.

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