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What is Coaching?

International Coach Federation (ICF), one of the leading organizations in establishing a code of ethics for professional Coach practices, has established 11 core competencies to develop as a Coach. ICF defines Coaching as: Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Professional Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses, or organizations. Through the process of Coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.

The International Coach Federation (ICF) adheres to a form of Coaching that honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work, and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.

Standing on this foundation, the Coach’s responsibility is to:

1. Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve.

2. Encourage client self-discovery.

3. Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies.

4. Hold the client responsible and accountable.

What is Divorce Coaching?

Divorce Coaching is Specialty Coaching, in that the Coaching applies to a specific need or problem, in this case, Divorce. The difference between specialty coaching and personal coaching in its general form there are the following are considerations:

1. You must know the lay of the land to understand the boundaries between what divorce coaches do and what others engaged in some aspect of divorce provide to their clients.

2. It aligns with a regulated legal process and involves licensed professionals and the unique processes, protocols, language, and special considerations.

3. Requires specialty training before engaging with clients and with others in the field so that you do not inadvertently engage in the unauthorized practice or law, nor overstep the boundaries of therapy when working with clients.

4. Often other resources are needed and should be vetted before the client shows up with that need.

5. In Specialty Coaching we are 70% Coach, helping the client to shift their perspective so they can see new options, make new choices and get different results; 10% Information Provider, sharing information with the client which will helps them to understand the twists and turns of the road they are on and where they might get derailed; 10% Resource Referrer, and 10% Champion to help the client regain confidence and remember touchstones like who they are when they are at their best.

©Certified Divorce Coach Program-Divorce Coaching Inc.

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