Words Of Wisdom

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.
Buddha

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging
on after others have let go.
William Feather

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Les Brown

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot 

Behold the turtle.
He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant 

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
Rusty Berkus 

As the rose-tree is composed of the sweetest flowers and the sharpest thorns, as the heavens are sometimes overcast — alternately tempestuous and serene — so is the life of man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys and sorrows, with pleasure and pain.
Edmond Burke 

 

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What is Coaching ?

The International Coach Federation ( ICF )  defines coaching as ,` Professional coaching is an interactive process that helps individuals and organizations improve their performances and achieve extraordinary results. Professional coaches work with clients in all areas including business, career, finances, health and relationships. As a result of professional coaching, clients set better goals, take more action, make better decisions, and more fully use their natural strengths.`

 The ICF is the largest worldwide not-for-profit professional association of coaches. They try to self-regulate the coaching industry, and have developed a system of credentialing coaches that includes a specified number of hours of coach-specific training, number of hours of coaching experience, and proof of ability to coach at or above defined standards for each credentialing level. The credentialing levels defined by the International Coach Federation are Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and Master Certified Coach (MCC).Coaches credentialed by the ICF and members of the ICF, regardless of whether they are credentialed, agree to abide by a code of ethics.

 The field of personal and professional coaching has grown substantially over the past 10 years or so and is now finding its way in India too. This essentially involves a working partnership between coach and clients to provide structure, guidance and support for clients to:

  1. Take a complete look at their current state, including their assumptions and perceptions about their work, themselves and others;
  2. Set relevant and realistic goals for themselves, based on their own nature and needs;
  3. Take relevant and realistic actions toward reaching their goals; and
  4. Learn by continuing to reflect on their actions and sharing feedback with others along the way.

Coaching can be especially useful to help individuals address complex problems and/or attain signifcant goals and do so in a highly individualized fashion.