Coaching means different things to different people and, quite honestly, when it comes to shopping for a coach, we know you have a lot of choices.
For one thing, because the field of coaching is not yet regulated, anyone can call himself a coach. Authentic Leadership International adheres to International Coach Federation standards, which means: we are highly trained and make a commitment to abide by certain ethics, and to continuously improve our skills and our ability to serve our clients.
Some business coaches specialize in helping their clients with tactical and transactional activities. ALI specializes in transformation at a deeper level: helping individuals and organizations understand and achieve their goals, align actions and behaviors with their core values, and guide them to real change.
Want to work with us but not in the Raleigh area? Not to worry! Our coaching services can easily be done over the telephone or Internet. Virtual Coaching = less stress for you. No more squeezing through traffic, no more dashing out of the office for yet another appointment. Just you. At your least hassled self. Moreover, our international background and flexible working hours are the perfect fit with clients all over the globe: from Raleigh to Vancouver to Sidney to Paris. Best of all, because we employ exactly the same process as in face-to-face meetings, the quality of our services remains as high as ever.
Virtual Coaching = less stress + more location options = optimal results
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth of the client.
Professional coaching is a partnership between a coach and an individual that supports the achievement of results, based on goals set by the individual. Through the process of coaching, individuals focus on the skills and actions needed to successfully produce their personally relevant results.
In essence, coaching has many facets. First, it is about helping people to recognize the way they are looking at things and to discover other ways to look at things that are potentially more powerful or actionable. Coaching creates a safe environment for individuals to see their own blind spots and, from this, to take actions more in alignment with their whole selves. Actions taken by a whole person are more effective than those taken by someone not in alignment with herself. Thus, coaching is behavioral and performance focused, which means it helps individuals perform tasks better than they did before.
Coaching is person-centered, which means that the individuals being coached are seen to have the “right” insights to answer their own questions. The coach does not come into the conversation as the expert in the client’s life; rather, the coach holds the client as resourceful, creative and whole – very capable of finding her own solutions. The value of the coach here is in helping the individual to see in a new way, so that the answers which were transparent to the client before become more visible and therefore attainable.