FAQ

Emotional IntelligenceWhether you need to refine your own leadership approach or seek to empower your employees, professional coaching digs deep into organizational behavior. You will challenge the status quo, take action and develop the skills needed to build successful, thriving organizations.

Are you struggling to fulfill your responsibilities? Itching to learn the best executive-level skills?

What you will learn from QLI International will have lifelong value, both professionally and personally.

What is professional coaching?
The professional coaching process helps executives to enhance their performance and personal effectiveness while reducing stress. It offers the executive a rare opportunity to stand back and take a fresh look at the experiences and assumptions of a lifetime. The process enables the executive to:

  • Identify inner resources.
  • Target areas for growth.
  • Promote a healthy balance between career and personal life, so he or she can sustain the vitality necessary for effective leadership.
  • Uncover specific behaviors that need to change in order to boost short-term and long-term performance.
  • Challenge underlying beliefs and values, and offer possibilities for fundamental transformation that will enhance the overall quality of life.

The coach offers direction and assistance, but the individual retains freedom of choice. Each person is in charge of discovering the self-knowledge that forms the foundation for continued growth.

How is professional coaching different from other professions, like consultants?
A coach is a professional who works with individual clients to help them achieve results and sustain life-changing behaviors in both their personal and professional lives. Coaches address the whole person, with an emphasis on uncovering blind spots and producing right action that leads to more fulfillment, more balance, and more effective processes for living.

The goal of consulting is typically to maximize profitability. The goal of professional coaches is to maximizing potential.

Coaches also operate differently from trainers and group facilitators. Training focuses on informing. Professional coaching focuses on transforming.

The goal of coaching is to elicit action. The key ingredient is relationship.

How do I know if professional coaching is right for me?
Coaching is a powerful relationship that enables people to make important changes in their lives.

You probably know what it’s like to navigate through your professional life alone. If you’re like most people, you’ve been doing it for years. And the higher up in management you go, the harder it gets.

It’s lonely at the top.

Spouses can be good listeners, but it’s problematic to bring in-depth counseling into the middle of a marriage. Friends will listen and give help when they can, but they’re not trained to identify the most significant issues. Business associates have limited time, and their values and goals may sometimes be in conflict with yours.

All of us have meaningful conversations about our lives and careers once in a while, but a coach is available regularly and consistently to guide you through trials and triumphs.

What can I expect from professional coaching?
Imagine having someone in your corner who is totally committed to your success. Someone who always encourages the powerful part of you; who sees how profound you can be and constantly holds up that image for you, even when you can’t hold it up for yourself.

A coach will help you clarify your dreams, aspirations, passions, and values, while being at your side to celebrate your victories. As you learn from your setbacks, a coach will guide you to press on toward achieving your goals.

A coach is a professional who provides a safe place for you to move beyond superficial, inhibited, self-limiting conversations, so that you have the confidence to express even your doubts and fears.

How long should I expect to work with my professional coach?
The impact of coaching increases with time. As you and your coach come to know each other better, the coach will become more familiar with your strengths and weaknesses, aspirations and dreams.

Coaching partnership can last six to 12 months or longer, depending on the goals and objectives for the individual and the business. Even after your initial requirements and needs are satisfied, your professional coach will stay in touch. We’re big believers in the NetWeaving concept and philosophy.

Far-reaching potential comes with paying it forward.

What will be expected from me in this partnership?
Some executives fear there will be a lot of extra work. What you’ll find from your executive coach is how to work smarter, not harder. However, there is no free lunch! Your collaboration is necessary and you will have to apply yourself to learn different concepts and build the success habits for sustainable results with the support of your coach.

Your sessions are confidential and will conform to your schedule. Your professional coach will put forth tremendous effort. All you need to start is a great attitude.

How is success measured in professional coaching?
You will define together with your coach what you intend to target as results from the collaboration. Potential outcomes from a coaching relationship can include:

  • A Comprehensive “Leadership Tool Box”
  • Improved Skills to Interact and Communicate Effectively
  • Greater Clarity
  • Superior Focus
  • Improved Decision Making Skills
  • Enhanced Creativity
  • Better Balance in all Aspects of Life
  • Greater Effectiveness and Better Performance