What is coaching?

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.”

In a survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, respondents were asked to identify
the benefits of being on a coaching program. Here are just a few results from the study.


Our coaching services

At thechangecatalyst, coaching programs are designed depending on individual & organizational needs. These can be broadly of 2 kinds-

  1. One-One coaching
  2. Group/Team coaching

1. One-One coaching
This is designed for focusing on specific areas concerning an individual. One-one coaching is conducted for their professional & personal development & results in the individual making significant shift in their thinking & beliefs. These shifts enable transformational change in desired results or outcomes.

The structured yet intuitive coaching approach, takes the client through an insightful journey of self-awareness & development, traversing through 4 phases, eventually leading the individuals to successfully achieving their goals, while realizing their full potential.

The duration of program, numbers of & frequency of meetings is recommended basis understanding of individual needs & the areas to be worked upon.

The 4 Phases of the ‘Coaching Journey’ that every coachee goes through have been simplified & represented below.
A coachee would generally go back & forth in the stages.

1. Discover & Design Goals

• Design goals aligned with the client’s purpose, values and what truly inspires them
• Create challenging yet inspiring SMART goals

2. Recognize & Overcome Barriers

• Exploring the bed rock of beliefs, assumptions & paradoxes around the goal
• Stimulate intrinsic motivators
• Explore their internal resources & strengths

3. Plan & Execute Actions

• Develop client generated strategies & options; levels of achievements; Action plan
• Gain commitment to action & leverage resources to overcome challenges
• Support in streching personal boundaries

4. Consolidate & Celebrate Learning

• Review & consolidate learnings from success & failures
• Insights, to strengthen new enabling habits.

2. Group/Team coaching
These follow the same principles as individual coaching, combined with skills of facilitation & group processes.
The programs are designed to create significant outcomes for the group, as a whole & can be considered in place of Trainings too.

Some of the areas where Group coaching has proven beneficial for organizations include –

  • Fostering of long-term sustainable change
  • Happier and healthier employees
  • Cost efficiencies
  • Greater integrated thinking and connections across the organization

If you are wondering what to choose between Group/Team coaching, Individual coaching and Group Trainings, here are some advantages of Group coaching to consider –

  • Leveraging of time and resources
  • Economies of scale (more impact with less time and money)
  • Effecting change
  • Harnessing the collective wisdom of a group
  • Scalability
  • Making it stick- the coaching approach ensures participants feel enabled & empowered to integrate new learnings in their lives.