Yes. There are a number of niche practice areas and coaching disciplines, and you will find that many of them overlap. According to recent a survey of professional coaches, most coaching practices fall under the following broad categories: Leadership (25%) Executive (18%) Business (16%) Life Vision & Enhancement (13%)
Anyone can call themselves a coach, but that doesn’t mean they are qualified. An ICF-credentialed coach must meet a high standard of education and experience requirements. They must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the core coaching competencies that set the standard in the profession. Finally, every ICF member has pledged to adhere to a code of ethics.
My primary job is to help you discover and clarify what you really want to achieve so we can align your purpose with a powerful plan of action. I’ll foster your journey of self-discovery and encourage you to generate the solutions and strategies that make sense for you. Then I’ll help you stay on track by holding you accountable for your commitments. With passion, effort, and a sustained focus, you will make your ascent.
No. Professional coaching is often confused with therapy, counseling, mentoring, training, or athletic development. Each of those are different professions with unique skillsets, qualifications, objectives, and outcomes.
Coaching is a client-driven process that focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes, and managing personal change. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." We keep it simple here. At Ascentim, we describe coaching as a process that accelerates the journey from where you are now to where you really want to be.