What is Coaching?
- Coaching focuses more on the individual in her/his current context and less on historical or past events that have influenced the individual’s development.
- Coaching is tailored to the individual’s personal needs and learning styles.
- Coaching is oriented around goal setting and often includes the development of new skills through the use of interactive demonstrations and role-play as well as through the development of resources such as relevant readings and assessments.
- Coaching is an effective tool for teaching the skills necessary for successful interpersonal interactions at work, at home, and in the community.
- Coaching is usually conducted across fewer sessions compared to traditional therapy or counseling.
Who benefits from Coaching?
Coaching is a perfect fit for anyone who wants one-on-one interactions tailored specifically to personal needs and learning styles with the goal of personal growth and/or the development of specific skills.
What are some of the more common types of Coaching?
Whether you're a young professional who is already part of the working world, a mid-career professional looking to make a career change or a recent college graduate just beginning your career search, our career coaches can help you identify the ideal career for you, navigate your transition and nurture your career.
Skills Coaching (e.g., Interpersonal Skills Coaching, Communication Coaching)
We can all use interpersonal skills training, but some people need a major overhaul. And if these people happen to be managers or top leaders in your organization, the effects of their lack of interpersonal skills can be devastating to morale, productivity and employee retention.
So what can you do if you have one or two key people who need interpersonal communication skills training? We can offer you an effective alternative: an interpersonal skills coach. We focus on specific behaviors, and the individual receives focused, personalized attention aimed at converting communication challenges and weaknesses into strengths.
We also offer workshops on interpersonal skills training.
Personal or Life Coaching
Personal or Life coaching is a future-focused practice with the aim of helping clients determine and achieve personal goals. If you want help setting and reaching goals, a life coach can help. Coaches at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia may apply mentoring, values assessment, behavior modeling, goal-setting and other techniques to help you.
Executive Coaching is for those in leadership positions (or who aspire to leadership positions) who want to gain vision and develop leadership skills. Examples include:
- Those who want to advance from a good leader to a great leader.
- Talented managers in the succession lineup but who are challenged in their leadership and communication skills.
- Technically proficient individuals who need a push to promote and gain acceptance for their ideas.
- Strategic thinkers who want to plot new initiatives for their department or company.
- Inexperienced managers whose development is paramount to organizational success.
- Established leaders who need help in balancing work/life to avoid burnout.
- Long-term employees who resist or who have not kept up with organizational change.
- Executive women who want to learn the invisible rules of the game.
Team coaching involves facilitating a team to work together to reach a goal. In team coaching, outcomes are measurable; goals are reached; and new goals set. As a result, change is embraced, productivity rises, self-confidence improves and communication is enhanced. Staff is happier and they appreciate the investment made in them. Team coaching may include team assessment, feedback, teambuilding, and facilitation of leadership team meetings to resolve such issues as team conflict and build trust.
Coaches at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia are happy to meet with you to discuss your individual, professional, or team coaching needs.