Firstly, what coaching isn’t. It isn’t counselling or mentoring, but a professional intervention to help you manage changes and situations in your career and life more easily. It will support you in achieving a desired outcome more quickly than if you continued to try on your own.
A positive conversation with a coach will help you to establish and prioritise what you can, must and will do regarding changes to your career and/or personal life. Your coach will explore your values and beliefs, character, natural strengths, priorities and your comfort zone in a friendly and non-judgemental way.
Coaching empowers you to focus and take ownership of the situation by developing a realistic and achievable action plan, enabling you to take a step forward and achieve what you want.