There are several different types of coaches, such as executive coaches, health coaches, and personal life coaches. Coaching is used in schools, business organizations, performance venues, and individual counseling programs. For instance, a health coach at a worksite wellness program may provide individual and group weight control counseling to employees and provide them with the skills and motivation they need to improve their health and set goals to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Coaching makes use of positive resources, such as hope, resilience, and optimism, all of which improve job satisfaction, performance, and dedication in the workplace.
A coach is as much a mentor as a therapist. Most coaching is short-term and consists of straightforward, supportive, solution-based counseling. With the right coach, you will be able to explore ways to alleviate stress, cope with challenges, survive transitions, and make more positive choices in your personal or professional life. Coaching styles may vary, depending on the type of coaching required, and whether you are involved in private or group coaching. For instance, a worksite coaching program may include both individual counseling and group activities that emphasize the needs of the organization as well as those of the individual within the group.
Sadly coaching, per se, is technically an unregulated field — meaning there are no official minimum requirements to become a coach and no certification or licensing requirements. I am however an accredited member of the the 'European Mentoring and Coaching Council' which provides coaching and mentoring professional accreditation, as well as support and guidance to the coaching and mentoring profession and for its members.
In addition to finding someone with the credentials and experience relevant to your needs, it is important to find someone who provides a counselling environment in which you feel safe and comfortable.
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