Professional Coaching is a “partnership between the Coach and the Client in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional, business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving these goals.” (International Coach Federation coachfederation.org).
Professional Coaches start from a foundation of believing that their clients are ‘creative, resourceful and whole’ and that the Client is the ‘expert’ of their own life with the Coach acting as ‘brainstorming partner’. In a coaching partnership, the relationship is created so that the relationship holds the power, with a shared vision, that being the Coachees’ self identified intentions, goals and outcomes.
Professional Coaching incorporates the best of positive psychology, personal development, entrepreneurial business and leadership skills. The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the organizing body for this industry and membership in the ICF is regarded as the ‘gold standard’ in the industry.
Folks find that working with a Professional Coach helps brings greater clarity about values, goals, personal strengths, help with life fulfillment, goal achievement, life/work balance and achieving forward movement in life and work to name a few items. Working with a Coach can also bring an intentional focus to one’s life with a sense of purpose. While it may sound like a cliche, working with a Professional Coach can truly improve your quality of life and empower your life!
Each Coach has a unique blend of Coach Training, life and professional experience and to truly experience Coaching, it is recommended that you try it for yourself. Most Coaches offer a complimentary “Discovery Session” to see if there is a ‘fit’ and value for you.
Zoey holds a PCC, a “Professional Certified Coach” certification with the ICF, is certified as a Mentor Coach with Invite Change and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta.