The International Coach Federation (ICF)—the largest professional association of coaches—defines professional coaching as an "ongoing partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives." Through the collaborative process of coaching, clients deepen their learning about themselves and the opportunities and issues in their lives, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.
Coaching focuses on what the client wants to accomplish. Therefore, the best way to understand coaching is to experience it yourself.
Thousands of people seek the services of a professional coach for many reasons.
They may want to improve their career performance, make better business decisions, have higher-quality relationships, be more physically fit and well, explore spiritual and personal fulfillment, set and achieve more ambitious goals, and further their financial independence.
There may be something else that you want. A professional coach can help you clarify what that is, achieve it, and identify barriers to your moving toward it and then move forward.
Organizations use coaching as a way to provide personal and professional development. Studies demonstrate that coaching produces more profound and longer-lasting results than just training and/or consultation interventions alone. Organizations have discovered a key benefit to coaching is dramatically enhanced and sustained change.
Individuals utilizing this database are urged to take responsible steps to verify the qualifications of any potential coach. By your utilizing the ICF Toronto Coach Referral Database, you agree to hold ICF Toronto harmless from any and all claims which may arise as a result of your using the information provided.