Frequently Asked Questions
Coaching is one of the most effective tools available to take leadership development to a deeper and
more sustainable level. It is a partnership between a qualified coach and an individual or team.
The individual or team chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes
observations and questions, as well as concepts that can help generate possibilities and identify possible
actions. Good coaches do not pull punches with feedback they deliver. They seek to be honest, they
listen and learn from what the coachee says, and they especially challenge assumptions.
ETS-Coaching provides leadership and executive coaching based on intentional change theory. We work
with you as you develop greater self-awareness and empathy; creating an understanding of who you
are, what your strengths are, and develop a vision of where you want to be.
How to Select a Coach:
The first step in coaching is for you to select the right coach for you. Here are some questions you might ask, to see if a coach might be a good match.
What is your background and work experience? What credentials do you have?
Why did you become a coach?
What is your coaching experience?
What is your coaching specialty or the areas that you work with most often?
What is your approach or philosophy about coaching?
How do you handle confidentiality?
How do you define and measure success in a coaching engagement?
How Coaching Works:
Coaching is an ongoing relationship between a coach and a client, both individuals and coaching circles. The coach provides a safe, supportive space for reflection and growth, facilitating self-directed learning and behavior change. Coaching is not advice, therapy or counseling – coaching is for individuals who want to make changes and move forward in their lives.
You will meet with your coach at regular intervals, either face-to-face, by phone or through video conference sessions. These meetings are typically one hour sessions, with additional check-in sessions of no more than 30 minutes.