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Frequently Asked Questions

What is coaching?

The International Coaching 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. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership." Simply put, "coaching is about helping another person achieve their personal or professional goals."

What is leadership?

Peter Northouse defines leadership as "a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.” Individual clients may have their own definition or vision of leadership as it relates to their personal lives, their roles, or their organizations.

What is leadership coaching?

Leadership coaching is a relationship between a leader and a coach that supports self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, social management, and responsible decision making in service of achieving personal and professional goals. Leadership coaching could include working with individuals, teams, or groups. The leader could be an executive, manager, team leader, business owner, teacher, school administrator, or a school district professional.

What is the difference between individual, group, and team coaching?

Individual coaching is a private interaction between a client and a coach. Group coaching is done with two or more people of a common demographic or with a specific issue. Team coaching is done with two or more people who are working together toward a shared goal.

What are common topics addressed through leadership coaching?

Leadership coaching focuses on the agenda of the client and may vary in topic from person to person. However, commonly addressed topics include: 1) overwhelm from having a number of responsibilities, 2) balancing responsibilities and rest, 3) responding to interpersonal conflict; 4) creating and managing effective personal and professional relationships; 5) working in collaboration with others, 6) overcoming fear and self-doubt, and 7) establishing vision, strategy, and goals

What coaching methodology is practiced at Waneka Jackson, LLC?

Having studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Waneka utilizes Core Energy Coaching to move beyond solving surface level problems to supporting clients to address the root of their barriers and sustain long-lasting change. "The Core Energy Coaching practice is founded on more than 10,000 hours of research and application over the course of 30 years. This interdisciplinary process has its roots in: Psychotherapy, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Mentoring, Consulting, Quantum physics, Metaphysics, Adult and accelerated learning theories, Emotional intelligence, Leadership development, and Theories of conscious evolution.

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