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What is Coaching?
International Coaching Federation (ICF) define it as Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires to maximise personal and professional potential.
“Business coaching is the process of engaging in regular, structured conversations with a “client”; an individual or team who is within a business, profit or non-profit organisation, institution or government and who is the recipient of business coaching.” – Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC).
COMENSA defines coaching as “a professional, collaborative and outcomes-driven method of learning that seeks to develop an individual and raise self-awareness so that he or she might achieve specific goals and perform at a more effective level.”
The term Business coaching will be used several times on our website and it is important to understand what business coaching is. In essence, it is to Coaching Business leaders, whether it is for Executive coaching, Entrepreneur coaching or Business development coaching. The main difference from life coaching is that a third party is involved – the business or organisation. This means the business may guide or even determine specific goals to be addressed during the engagement.
Business Coaching enables:
- Shifting behavioural patterns
- Alignment with organisational purpose and values
- Creating a learning organisational culture
- Individual and organisational performance improvement
- Improved strategy execution and delivery
- “…increase work-related goal attainment,
- enhance solution-focused thinking,
- develop greater change readiness,
- increase leadership self-efficacy and resilience, and
- a decrease in depression…”
Source: Journal of Change Management, 2014 Vol. 14, No. 2, 258 –280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14697017.2013.805159
We developed the Purpose*™ model to guide our clients through their journey, inform all our services, and deliver the best results for them. All our coaching solutions can be tailored to include coaching with the Enneagram.
What does it entail?
It is a holistic approach and Collaborative partnership and structured series of discussions facilitated by the coach, your thinking and accountability partner. It will help you stimulate your creativity and resourcefulness by provoking your thoughts to develop alternative perspectives and insights to achieve exceptional results.
The relationship between the coach and the client is the key, and our relationship is a supportive partnership. Our coaches support and encourage you to create a plan and remove roadblocks. Together, we help you move successfully towards reaching your goals.
Meet our Coaches
Memberships of professional bodies
COMENSA, which stands for Coaches and Mentors of South Africa, is a non-statutory professional body that serves as the recognised self-regulatory organisation for coaching and mentoring in South Africa.
COMENSA aims to ensure the highest standards of professional service in coaching and mentoring by providing a platform for engagement, education, exchange, and evolution among stakeholders in the industry. The organisation supports the ongoing development of coaches and mentors by promoting diversity, inclusion, education, and networking within its community of practitioners.
Coaching with the Enneagram
The Enneagram is a system that has long been used to represent different personality types. The Enneagram consists of nine core types, and to zoom in more, there are three possible instincts per type, resulting in a total of 27 subtypes that can be identified. It is important to note that nobody can be placed into a specific box because we all have a bit of all of the Enneagram types and instincts that we can identify with.
By understanding our core and sub-type, we can discover and understand ourselves and others better to grow and become more integrated. In addition, the Enneagram can help us identify what we may want to change and what to keep during our growth process.
It is important to note that the Enneagram is not based on the behaviours we exhibit but focuses on the motivation coming from our deeper essence.
You can determine your Enneagram type by doing one of the available tests or using a typing interview. It is important to note that because the Enneagram is based on our individual motivations, it is very difficult to precisely determine which Enneagram type we belong to. Getting the result is only the start of the journey, which is best walked with your accredited Enneagram coach.
Individuals can use it as a self-awareness, personal growth and development tool to better understand themselves and others. In addition, it is a tool that is frequently used to help in relationships and is, therefore, a great tool to use in the work environment.
We utilise the Enneagram as one of our main tools to help our clients to become the best version of themselves.
Learn more about our selection of coaching services
Our Executive Coaching focuses on leadership development and our Team Coaching can be combined with team building.
General Coaching Questions
Coaching is a powerful intervention to enhance performance, embed sustainable change and develop strong and resilient individuals and leaders. Coaching is a holistic and solution-focused approach built on a collaborative partnership that takes place through a series of structured conversations. The coach facilitates the process and acts as the thinking and accountability partner to the coachee.
The coach facilitates the process to help clarify the coachee’s goals, identify obstacles holding them back, develop strategies and plans to enable the changes set out to achieve. The coach will help the coachee by stimulating their creativity and resourcefulness, provoking their thoughts by asking powerful questions. The coach acts as a supportive accountability partner to encourage the coachee to make the most of their strengths, remove roadblocks and successfully work towards their goals. Through this process, the coachee may develop alternative perspectives and insights, leading to long-lasting change.
It is essential to understand that coaching is not about giving advice or offering solutions to a coachee. Therefore the coach does not need any specific knowledge or experience on the topic or area that the coachee wants to improve.
During coaching the coach will facilitate the process by making use of powerful questions to allow the coachee to develop their own answers based on their circumstances, experience, knowledge, and expertise.
Usually, the improvement the coachee seeks requires behavioural changes. To enable long-term behavioural changes requires the coachee to take responsibility for changing their behaviour. Therefore it is crucial to understand that coaching is demanding and requires hard work, effort and time from the coachee to gain the most value from the coaching process. The quote from Jesse Owens, “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”, gives some perspective on this.
Don’t expect immediate results. Your coach can help you make plans, address roadblocks, and work toward achieving your goals, but it is essential to remember that these things take time.
You need to determine if the coach you select is suited to your needs. Not all coaches take the same approach, so what you get out of the process may have a lot to do with the type of relationship you have with your coach. Look for a coach that is suited to working with your personality type and approach to solving problems.
When working with a coach, you may deal with certain unresolved issues. Still, it is essential to understand that coaches can’t treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction, or other mental health conditions. When experiencing symptoms for conditions such as depression or anxiety, it is best to consult your doctor or therapist or counsellor to discuss treatment options and counselling. Therapists and other mental health professionals focus on healing, treating mental health conditions, and helping people work through trauma and other past issues.