Coaching

 

An Overview

As a trained practitioner, Sue Washington can work with individual or groups to help them obtain a variety of personal, professional and organizational goals.

Differences Between Coaching & Counselling

In a coaching scenario, the coach and client work as a collegial team (and not so much in a “therapist/patient” vein) towards a variety of tangible goals, skills and positive habits. The overall process is less formal and less structured.

 
 

The International Coach Federation (ICF) offers a definition for professional coaching:

“…Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives. Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the client already has.”

Sue is well-qualified as a coach, and is available to assist with strategies and topics which can range from interpersonal communication, goal setting, personal and professional organization, recognizing and implementing personal strengths, to name a few. (For details about therapy and counselling for personal or family growth, insight and coping, please see Therapy & Counselling.) Please contact Sue to discuss personal and professional coaching in more detail.