The common definition of the three coaching federations, ICF, SF coach and EMCC:
Professional coaching is defined as a relationship followed in a defined period, that allows the client to achieve concrete and measurable results in their professional and personal life.
Through the coaching process, the client deepens their knowledge and improves their performance.
Coaching can be practiced in one-to-one sessions, on the phone or in group sessions, or even in a specific place (Sports Coaching).
Examples of coaching objectives:
– give the company a relevant direction,
– inspire the team with maximum efficiency and enthusiasm,
– satisfy professional and personal obligations,
– cope with significant changes in the environment,
– redirect the career path,
– adapt quickly to a new position
What is a coach?
Whatever their activity, working on behalf of organisations or private individuals, a "professional" coach is recognised by their training, their commitment, approach, ethical code, and their manner.
• They have undergone specific training in coaching
• They subscribe to a code of ethics, namely, the obligation of professional secrecy, the prohibition to exercise any abuse of influence, the need to respect the limit of their professional skills, the establishment of clear contracts with their clients and, where applicable, with the sponsoring organisation.
• They have an on-going coaching practice coupled with regular monitoring, and a commitment to professional and personal development.
• They have the will and ability to accompany a client towards their objectives, in autonomy and respect for free will.
Origin: EF Coaching