A key component of Coaching is the development of mindfulness, a product of focused attention, concentration and clarity in the here-and-now.
With improved mindfulness, the body and mind become integrated at the same time as ability, trust and commitment to action develops. This provides a sense of being in control of one’s own life.
The willingness to accept responsibility is another important area Coaching deals with. To genuinely accept, choose and to take responsibility for one’s thoughts, feelings and actions stimulates engagement, improves performance and provides clarity in decision-making.
A coach is not a problem solver, a teacher, an instructor or an expert. Rather, he or she is:
- a sounding board,
- a supervisor,
- an advisor.
A coach guides with questions, works with a goal-orientated processes and work planning. He or she continually evaluates the process and co-operation between the coach and the coached.