International Coach 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 between coach and client where you come together and you co-create goals, and strategies to reach those goals, in a forward momentum. It’s about the client being in control, being an expert at their own life and creating a plan to get to where they want to be down the road, in a really powerful way. So a breakthrough in coaching is one of those ‘aha’ moments where you get a new insight in your life, your behavior, your strategy that bursts something new open for you, so you see your life and how to move forward in a whole new way that you really haven’t seen before.
This is very empowering, and sometimes frustrating, but ultimately, come to the relationship open, honest, and vulnerable with what you really have in your heart that you want to create for yourself and the rest miraculously unfolds. Coaching is a partnership that is engaging and helps provoke thought within the clients that inspires them to move forward, so rather in their personal lives or professional realm, coaching is about “how do I move forward?” Coaching focuses on where you are presently and where you are headed, "MOVING FORWARD - “FORWARD FACING.”