International Coach Federation defines coaching as a partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and believes that every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Coaching focuses on helping the individuals to discover by themselves the answers that lie within them and, by posing the right questions, to support them deal with the issues and challenges they confront.
I believe that we all share a common goal which is to manifest our whole potential and become the best version of our self. Coaching is the art of the exploration of self, it focuses not so much on what we have or do, but mostly on who we are. This is the reason why I was inspired to become an Life & Trasformational Coach (ACC).
Coaching can be used for many purposes and in many fields. Life coaching provides support to individuals so that they can explore what it is exactly that they want, how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfil their needs and helps them to make significant changes in their lives. Coaching empowers individuals to appreciate their own worth, to regain their self-esteem and to actualize their goals. Some of the primary aspirations of Life coaching are awareness, clarity, mindfulness and empowerment.
Transformational coaching helps people to peel away the layers of their old self-concept so that they are able to discover and reconnect with their true self, which is emerging, at some point, during the transformational process. A part of transformation is healing itself, at some level. Healing is not about being sick and getting well; that is being cured. To heal is to come to wholeness, to completion. It is about accepting what there is within us that we have been avoiding for a very long time.
A beautiful way to describe the Transformational coaching process is “the quest for the Holy Grail” where the Grail symbolizes our true self before the world told us who we should be.