What is Coaching?

What is professional coaching?

Professional Coaching is emerging as one of the fastest growing processes for facilitating personal and professional growth and development. It is a way of interacting with people that transforms or stretches their visions, values and abilities by eliciting their greater creativity, learning and flexibility.

Coaching is a collaborative relationship between coach and client that is based on honesty, respect and the coach's unwavering belief in the client's unlimited potential.

Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. In general, once the issue to be worked on has been clarified and the objective or goal has been identified, all the options are explored. Together the coach and client formulate a strategy to achieve the end result by developing an overall action plan. Each session focuses on the next steps for the client to take to get where they want to be.

Different coaches use a variety of different styles based upon their own strengths and life experiences and may choose to practice in one area of specialization. The most frequently consulted specialists are in the area of relationships, business, career, success, health and spirituality. Click here to find a coach who is right for you.

What are the benefits of hiring a coach?

Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles. Consistent with a commitment to enhancing their personal effectiveness, they can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals.


What Coaching Means To Me
Alberta Human Services Coaching Connections Program 5 year Celebration

by Jennifer Cassidy

My journey with the coaching connections program began almost 3 years ago when an email popped up in my inbox inviting people to participate as coach-ees.

I was in a new management role with a new business area, and was always on the lookout for something that could help me grow and develop.

While I didn't really know much about coaching, something resonated with me and I asked to participate.

That simple request has truly been a life changing decision...

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