What is coaching?
According to the International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Who would benefit from coaching from Admovio?
Technology professionals who wish to explore other specialties
Technology professionals who aspire to achieve a management position
Executives and leaders who wish to better understand technology
Individuals new to management
Individuals who wish to better understand project management
Workers in transition who are considering a career in technology or management
Companies who wish to gain an advantage using their current resources
What type of coaching is available?
Technology Career Coaching
Management Career Coaching
How do I know coaching may be required?
Difficulty communicating with co-workers and superiors
Unclear on career path
Unclear on whether to return to school
Difficulty finding a job
Confusion on why others don't "get" you
Recently promoted to a new role
Expected to further understand technology
Feeling of disorganization at your job
Looking to better communicate with technology staff
Desire to increase productivity
General assessment of current career plan
How are coaching sessions conducted?
Discretely in-person, video conference, and by phone
How much does coaching cost?
Coaching is an investment in time and money. We start with a no-fee consult, and if one decides to pursue coaching with Admovio we charge an initial fee for our program. Corporate, individual, student, and professionals in transition rates are available. Please contact us for pricing options.
Do you prepare individuals for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam?
If you are preparing for the PMP exam we recommend you attend a formal PMP exam preparation course. Our coaching may result in you exploring a career in project management, or reinforce project management techniques with you existing job.
How is coaching distinct from other service professions?
According to the FAQs page from the International Coach Federation website "Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change. Sometimes it’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions". Below is more information from their site:
Therapy: Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual's emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one's work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through.
Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
Mentoring: A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching. The coaching process does not include advising or counseling, and focuses instead on individuals or groups setting and reaching their own objectives.
Training: Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached, with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum.
Athletic Development: Though sports metaphors are often used, professional coaching is different from sports coaching. The athletic coach is often seen as an expert who guides and directs the behavior of individuals or teams based on his or her greater experience and knowledge. Professional coaches possess these qualities, but their experience and knowledge of the individual or team determines the direction. Additionally, professional coaching, unlike athletic development, does not focus on behaviors that are being executed poorly or incorrectly. Instead, the focus is on identifying opportunity for development based on individual strengths and capabilities.
Admovio advises you to contact a qualified health professional if you feel you require more than coaching services.