What is Coaching? 

Coaching is an ongoing intentional conversation that empowers a person or group to fully live out their calling. In practice,

  • A coach focuses on the client as a leader and the outcomes of the Network.
  • The client decides which program goals or problems to work on, not the coach.
  • A coach uses powerful questions to generate new learning​. The coach does not teach or advise, but asks questions and listens.
    A coach encourages action​. The client develops his or her own action steps, not the assignments of the coach.
    A coach supports change​. A coach follows-up to support personal learning, growth, and change.

Through ongoing conversations, coaches facilitate personal growth and goal attainment more quickly and easily than going it alone.


Benefits of Coaching

Here are 10 benefits of coaching you can expect to experience as we work together.


1. You will have a trusted confidant 

You can process things with me that you wouldn’t tell others, because I am trained to understand and be non-judgmental.  There is trust, safety and confidentiality so you can be real and authentic.


2. You will see your blind spots 

Every leader has personal areas that are out of view or awareness until someone points them out. I am perfectly poised to perform this critical function with you.


3. You will get objective feedback 

Other people may have agendas. I have your best interests in mind in providing honest and straightforward feedback to you.


4. You will have another set of eyes 

Just as the top performers in the world have coaches to help them see what they themselves can’t see, you will have me as another set of eyes so you can have a new perspective.

5. You will have protection through voluntary accountability 

I will help you focus on the outcomes you want by having you report on your progress on your action steps.

6. You will have a sounding board 

I will be another set of ears as you talk about the things that are important to you. As I help you hear yourself, new insights will emerge.

7. You will have another source of creative ideas 

You can brainstorm and try out new ideas, behaviors, and mental processes as I provide a safe place to experiment and explore.


8. You will have renewed energy to create and accelerate your vision

I will assist you in developing your plans for success based on your beliefs, values, personal strengths, background, and assets.

9. You will be able to celebrate your successes and support when you stumble. I am in your corner and will support and encourage you to press on.  You can fail forward without judgment.

10. You will receive help to process life and leadership 

Life is a process and I will be assisting you by reviewing and reframing what happens in the key areas of your life!


How is coaching unique from other people helping fields?  


Deals mostly with a person’s past and pain, and seeks healing. Deals mostly with succession training and seeks to help someone do what you do. Deals mostly with problems and seeks to provide information to solve them. Deals mostly with a person’s present and seeks to guide them into a more desirable future.


Doctor-patient relationship. Therapist has the answers. Older/wiser-young er/less experienced relationship. Mentor has the answers. Expert person for problem relationships. Consultant has the answers. Co-creative, equal partnership. Coach helps others discover their own answers.
Assumes many emotions are a symptom of something wrong. Limited to emotional response of the mentoring relationship parameters Does not normally address or deal with emotions (informational only). Assumes emotions are natural and normalizes them.
The therapist diagnoses, then provides professional expertise and guidelines to give counselee a path to healing. The mentor allows you to observe his/her behavior and expertise, and provides guidance and wisdom so you can do what they did. The consultant stands back, evaluates a situation, then tells you the problem and how to fix it. The coach stands with you, and helps you identify the challenges, then works with you to turn challenges into victories and holds you accountable to reach your desired goals.



Coaches prompt reflection in the coachee through listening and asking powerful questions.

Coaches are non-directive, that is, they do not share their experience or guidance.
Solutions come from the coachee’s reflection and creativity, not from the coach.

Adapted from SynergyCatalyst

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    Reply Princewill Ogbonda - November 30, 2021

    I am very much interested in your training

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