What is core energy coaching™ and what leads to a successful coaching experience?
Core Energy Coaching™ is a process by which a trained professional (i.e., the coach) helps to bring out the potential in their client, be it a person, couple, family, or organization. The process is performed by emotionally connecting the client's inner purpose and passion to outer goals and strategies to bring about tangible and sustainable results.
Coaching engagements are exponentially more successful when the client and coach both come to the partnership with clear expectations, a commitment to confidentiality, and mutual respect for each other. Additionally, clients are asked to:
- Share openly - be fearless and know that conversations will go as deep as you allow; your coach will always ask permission before proceeding with any line of questioning
- Keep an open mind - release expectations of what is supposed to come out of a coaching experience, and be malleable in the moment
- Trust yourself - follow your intuition; share questions that arise, or un/comfortable feelings; notice images that cross your mind - these are valuable insights coming from a wise place inside of you
What metrics are used to determine the roi of being coached?
A variety of qualitative (numerical) and qualitative (anecdotal) measures are identified to qualify a tangible return on investment (ROI) in coaching. Based on the skill sets, scope of work, or personal goals the client is striving for, examples of ROI measures may include:
- Revenue earned
- Cost savings
- Stakeholders generated
- Positive organizational culture and climate survey data
- Employee retention
- Social/community impact
- Coaching client perceived satisfaction (i.e., change in knowledge, skills, attitude, behavior)
how is being coached different from engaging in therapy or being mentored?
While coaching can unlock deep seeded thoughts and memories, the process is inherently different from therapy. A therapist's typical functions are to help clients fix problems, overcome issues, and sometimes manage mental illness. Coaches do not work with mental illness nor spend much time on client issues or problems. Coaches focus on solutions. Coaches do not start partnerships with clients in the past, nor stay there, but release the energy the past has on clients so they can move forward. In summary, the therapist usually helps the client figure out "why," while the coach helps the client focus on "how."
A certified coach may or may not hold expertise in the realm in which the client engages. While it is great to have mentors who have "been there and done that" and will "show us the ropes," a coach does not use their personal experiences as a model of success for the client. In a coaching relationship, the client is the expert of their life. The coach is the expert on the coaching process and helps the client even without first-hand knowledge of what the client has experienced.