Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance, and "Coach" is the professional who drives the process.
Origin of the term Coach -- Etimology.
The term is first found around the 1830's in Oxford University. The word was slang for the horse-drawn carriage taken from a hungarian term "kocs". The students at Oxford took the word to refer to their private tutor during examinations. Later, in the 1860's as sports were professionalized, the term was adopted for the head of teams in football, rugby, track and field. Towards the 1990's the use of the term evolved to the advisement of high-level executives and businesses, guiding professional careers.
Today this professional resource is available to any individual, at any stage of life, and in having a more holistic approach to the profession of "driving" life change, the term evolved to "Life Coach".
Improvement at the performance of life.
Life Coaching aims to improve the overall quality of life; how we "perform" in life, our life performance. When most of our basic needs have been met, we move on to higher levels of need, striving to have the best life we can possibly have.
Life Coaching provides the tools, strategies, and methodology required to achieve the best life we can possibly have. With evidence-based, scientific approaches combining psychology of human resources, instructional vehicles, educational resources, we set goals and draw a plan to achieve them. May they be spiritual, professional, financial, emotional, personal.
Explore: what could change?
Set: this needs to change.
Evolve: new you.
A virtuous cycle of renovation and transformation based on psychology, education and managerial principles.
"I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps" Mahatma Gandhi
Coaching is not counseling for serious psychological or psychiatric conditions. All of the coach's suggestions are optative and any changes should be consulted with a physician if the suggested changes impact any health regimes prescribed by your doctor.
Psychological therapy and coaching, when adequately managed, can work together to considerably improve conditions or circumstances.
As always, exercise your judgement when seeking help.
A good coach will always be respectful of your beliefs, decisions, choices. A good coach will always put your well-being first.
COVID19 has been a personal wake up call to all those who offer help. Contrary to marketing guru's advice and the industry's standard, I AM LOWERING MY FEES AND WILL NEGOTIATE WITH CLIENTS SO YOU CAN GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED.