What is a professional coach?
Being Italian, I was surprised to know that the word coach was used to define something similar to a trainer, and at the same time that the English word coach also defines a means of transport, i.e. a bus.
This connotation is interesting to understand the true intrinsic meaning of the word and what it has to do with the sense of shift and transfer.
Would you like to go from point A to point B? I’ll help you, I’ll take you with me!
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work, and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
What is the difference between a mentor and a coach?
The coach differs from a therapist, as they collaborate with individuals who are free of dysfunctions and able to use 100% of their potential.
Unlike a mentor, they do not transmit skills to the client, as the goal is precisely to put them in a position to expand skills they already have towards a defined target.
The coach therefore facilitates reflection and exploration of oneself and one’s potential, helping the client to emancipate from rigid and rusty-thought mental structures.
Seeing is believing!
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