What is Coaching?

What is Coaching? To be honest, when I received my first training of Coaching in 2018, I was not sure about it. Coaches of Coaching (not sports coaches) are NOT experts, mentors or therapists of certain knowledge. Coaches do not give any advice or healing to clients. Since I have been living from my skills and knowledge in society, I initially could not grasp this concept. Why can those who do not provide any skills and knowledge sell ‘Coaching’ to others? What do Clients get in return?

Coaching is the service of ‘listening to YOU’. Coaching reflects you at the moment – ‘who you are’ and ‘how you are’ like a mirror. As you adjust your appearance by looking at a mirror, you will discover yourself by reflecting to a Coach.

As a matter of fact, we are all doing it in our everyday life, but not in ideal ways. Whenever we talk to family, friends or colleagues, we are constantly reflecting ourselves to others and defining who we are in the situation based on other’s reflection about us! However, this is a tricky way to evaluate ourselves since not many people give us a neutral reflection. People around us have certain images and knowledge about us and may unconsciously judge and reflect us based on them.

Coaches are the people who are professionally trained to give you a neutral reflection about you at the moment. Based on that, you are free to explore who you want to be.

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