Professional coaching continues to grow in popularity around the world as individuals, companies, nonprofits, education providers, governmental agencies, and more learn of the many benefits coaching can offer.
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. Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.
Coaches work with people who want support in their jobs, their projects, or their personal development. They work with individuals and with teams who are looking for the best ways to get things done. A coaching partnership offers a confidential space to explore ideas, problem-solve, and establish a realistic, clear plan of action to reach desired outcomes.
The benefits of professional coaching are numerous–fresh perspectives on challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out chosen work and life roles.
Local ICF Chapters are available around the world and offer coaches regular occasions to meet face-to-face, attend programs, and get more involved with the ICF. The Ottawa Chapter is honoured to offer many benefits to it’s local members and is continually striving for improvements to the directory, programming, events and activities that support the local community of coaches in Canada’s capital. Your active participation and regular feedback are critical to the continuing growth of the Ottawa Chapter.