Coaching is a partnership between a trained listener who is an experienced resource and a client. The relationship is targeted at maximizing the client’s performance, through safe, confidential conversations. The coaching client is responsible for his/her own actions, ideas, follow-up, and uses the coach’s insight for taking his/her development further.
Coaching can be used to enhance leadership effectiveness, sales effectiveness, or personal potential.
A coach does not need experience in the client’s specific industry. Truthfully, though, it really helps. When a coach understands your business environment and how the daily challenges of being diplomatic, clearly communicating, and navigating a complex company structure, the coaching session is more successful.
In a pure sense, the coach does not consult. Practically though, ideas and leader techniques are very useful to hear from the coach occasionally.
The coaching session is time dedicated to you and your needs.
Sessions occur over the phone, generally somewhere between 30 and 55 minutes.
Here is a safe start. Try an initial session of coaching – about 45 minutes of your time. Get comfortable. Then you can decide.