Inspired - Personal & Professional Coaching

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is coaching?

Coaching is a partnership between the Coach and the Client. 

It’s a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation and development of personal, professional or business goals, and to develop and carry out a strategy for achieving those goals

Coaching uses questioning techniques, deep listening, reflection and self-development techniques, all within a rigorous performance framework, agreed both by the coach and the client. 

What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?

Mentoring is the practice of developing a person’s career through the advice, instruction and shared expertise of a more experienced industry professional. Mentors share their personal views and experience extensively.  

In contrast, coaches are very neutral (their personal views are rarely seen) and they will rarely share their industry experience and knowledge, unless a situation requires a different approach.

What is the difference between coaching and counselling?

Coaching is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy if needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease.

Coaching is very supportive and there maybe some overlap in the self development and communication techniques used. Coaching uses a rigorous performance framework; it is forward looking and is focused on the delivery of a client’s goal. There is also an important leadership / business development context and whilst other aspects of a coachee’s life will be considered, the coach will not digress from the performance framework.

What is health coaching?

Health coaching can help you to gain the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to take responsibility of your lifestyle choices and provide personalised care. A health coach will help you to navigate a variety of health concerns and empower you to take part and be an active participant in your care and behaviour change.

We have relationships with experienced, internationally acclaimed, wellbeing and health coaches and we work with these coaches to support our clients. 

If you’re interested in health coaching please let us know.

What are the client's parameters around confidentiality?

The right to confidentiality belongs to the client, not to the coach. Therefore, clients can set the boundaries (parameters) of confidentiality; however, the coach must ensure that these limits are clearly agreed upon in either a verbal or written agreement with the client and any sponsors.

What are the coach's parameters around confidentiality?

The coach has a duty to not disclose any information obtained during the course of the coaching relationship without the express permission of the client.

When you enter an agreement with Inspired Coaches, you will be expressly asked to accept the following confidentiality parameters: