Frequently Asked Questions
What is Coaching?
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines Coaching as: “partnering with clients in a creative and challenging process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
Coaching is a professional relationship of accompaniment and transformation, which allows the client to achieve relevant changes and results in order to achieve their aspirations.
What are the different types of Coaching?
Today there are a multitude of areas where coaching intervenes. Given the broad and competitive field, coaches seek the niches where they can impact clients the most and go much deeper into specific areas to specialize. The term encompasses a whole range of areas such as life, family, marriage, and sports; coaches to organize your house, singing, financial, healthy life, business, executive, brain coaching and spiritual coaches. Due to this, if you are thinking of hiring a coach, it is extremely important that you delve well into the preparation and experience of each candidate in the specific area where you want to work. Make sure you are in good hands.
What do we call Professional Career Expansive Coaching?
In today’s corporate world, the competition for job promotions is fiercer than ever, and we often see talented, hard-working, and ethical people failing to achieve the level of success they want and could have. Most of the time these limitations are not real, but they inhabit the mind in the form of wrong beliefs and mental barriers. Expansive coaching removes those barriers, allowing you not only to advance more effectively, but to achieve results that are rewarding and aligned with your purpose.
On top of this, my more than 25 years if experience in leadership positions in different parts of the world and with global, regional and local roles, allows me to share powerful advice that you can apply or adapt to your reality.
What training is required to become a Coach?
Although there are excellent, good, and not so good institutions that teach coaching, as well as Federations that strive to maintain a minimum standard of professionalism and ethics, there is no legal requirement that prevents anyone from calling themselves a coach. This can be a problem. For this reason, it is recommended to hire coaches who have the preparation not only in the professional field of their specialty, but also have received training as coaches in reputable institutions.
What is NOT Coaching?
Given the multiple disciplines that interact with coaching, it is important to note that it does not use psychological therapy techniques. Psychological therapy focuses mostly on the past while coaching focuses mostly on the desired future, seeking to achieve specific objectives.
Coaching is not consulting either. Consulting firms generally evaluate a situation within the organization and come up with a list of solutions. In coaching, the client is the one who determines, with the help of the coach, where they want to go and is also the one who executes the actions to achieve it.
How does Expansive Coaching work?
Our Business, as well as the Professional Career Expansive Coaching, typically work through weekly sessions of approximately one hour. Depending on the client’s objectives, these two services serve to expand the way people see reality, developing sharper distinctions that allow them to detect the opportunities hidden behind the circumstances, as well as the risks that are in their area of blindness.
What are Distinctions?
To me, ice is just frozen water, but to an Eskimo, each frozen structure is different and has a name. Maybe one type of ice is dangerous because it is slippery, while another may be used to build your home, another provides drinking water, and a different thick white ice could be perfect for fishing. Their distinctions in that area are much sharper than mine. I cannot survive in that environment with my current distinctions.
Similarly, your perception of your career or your company is limited by your experience, culture, biology, emotions, and language. Through a coaching process what we do is expand your gaze so that you begin to distinguish the different opportunities and obstacles that you are not currently seeing.
How long does a Coaching process take?
Our coaching processes typically last 3-6 months with weekly sessions. In the Personal Finance program, the period might be longer because meetings are less frequent (monthly or bi-monthly).
We also develop customized workshops that can last a few hours or days in order to meet a specific need of a group or leader.
How much does a Coaching process usually cost?
Given the variety of coaching options and the different levels it serves (executives, couples, groups, churches, parents, coaches, etc.), the range is closely related to the demand, as well as the reputation of the coach, therefore its value varies a lot both per session and per program.
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