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.”
Coaching is a partnership that provides accountability and support through a process of goal-setting.
Coaching is not a new idea; in fact, it has been used in executive spaces for decades to strengthen leadership, retain top talent, and promote work and life satisfaction. Coaching has only recently become more readily accessible to anyone who wants to reap the benefits.
Some research-supported benefits include:
Identification of Personal Strengths
Attaining and/or belief in attaining goals
A safe place to explore options and opportunities
Improvements to dealing with risk and change
More benefits and research about coaching in both personal and corporate spaces can be found here. https://positivepsychology.
Coaching in the corporate space has the potential to shift and strengthen company culture.
Reduced employee turnover
Increased satisfaction and dedication to company
Strengthened open communication within workplace
Promoted “all for one” team mentality.
Change moves faster
Learn more about the benefits and history of corporate/executive coaching here. https://positivepsychology.
Coaching is rooted in positive psychology, which is a well-founded field that looks into how empowering personal strengths and character can impact one’s ability to live a fulfilled and meaningful life. For a long time, this field has focused on well-being and satisfaction of life. (Learn more about positive psychology here https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/positive-psychology)
Although “coaching” is a relatively new field. Research is frequently being conducted to determine its efficacy. There are many benefits of coaching (listed above) that are supported by research.
ICF has their own research portal that has articles relating to all things coaching. Check it out here:https://researchportal.coachfederation.org/
Coaching IS NOT counseling or therapy. Coaching is an equal partnership where a coach helps a client explore hopes and dreams, while assisting them in setting and achieving goals. Significant mental health struggles should be addressed in therapy or counseling rather than coaching.
Appointments may be changed for free with 24+ hour notice. Last minute cancellations or No-Shows will result in a $50 fee.
You can change appointments by logging onto the client portal directly on victory-wellness.com, on the Acuity Scheduling app, or emailing email@example.com. All individual sessions need to be completed within the 90 day window. A five day grace period after the 90 days may be allotted to a client at the discretion of the coach.
All sign ups and payments occur exclusively on the Victory Wellness Website through Acuity Scheduling. Questions about signing up or payment can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly payments are accepted with an additional $50 set up fee.
Contracts range from one day (one session workshop) to 90 days (maximum contract length). After the contract expires, a new one will need to be completed to continue services.