My vision is to have the freedom to travel, work and live in different places and have the change to meet people from different part of this world. It will be great to help people and bring a positive impact to people I meet. Coaching might be a profession that I can put my efforts to work on as my 2nd career.
Coaching is a hybrid field, needs a strict set of quality guidelines to ensure practitioners having the skills to be an effective coach. Coaches choose to become credentialed, operate within a professional framework and follow good ethical standard. Ethical standard is the business foundation of being a coach. It helps coaches build a trusted relationship with clients. ICF has outlined 11 core competencies fit into 4 headings and can match different stage in the coaching process.
The highlights of core competencies of coaching are to use an open style to employ active listening, powerful questioning, discover clients’ concerns and build trusted relationship. Coaching bring positive impact, design goals with actions and progress, with the ethical attitude.
The 11 key words have already highlighted the competencies required as a professional coach in below 4 categories.
Co-creating the relationship via producing mutual respect and trust as well as employing a style that is open, flexible and confident.
Communicating effectively including active listening to support client self-expression, ability to ask powerful questions to revel the information needed to the coaching relationship, and use language has the positive impact on the client
Facilitating learning and results via creating awareness, designing actions for ongoing learning in work/life situation and taking new action, goal setting and managing accountability.
Related behaviors have been developed by ICF, including what the competencies look, sound and feel like in practice.
If the coach has a clear vision of “bring a positive impact” to the clients and help people to achieve their dream, this role will improve people’s spiritual life and make small changes to this world.