- You want to make targeted career choices?
- You are not sure what you should study?
- You want to get clear of your strengths and weaknesses?
- You want to refine your social skills?
- You want to be a better leader?
- You want to get to know yourself better?
- You are thinking of making a career change?
Your personality is one factor that is important to consider when you’re exploring which careers may fit you best. Personality tests and career assessments evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, your values, your interests, and your skills.
Personality tests can be useful in transitional moments of your career. Whether you are looking for your first job, you’re interested in a promotion or a career change, an assessment can be a good way to discern which choices might be ideal for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is coaching?
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 is a client-driven process. The coach’s responsibility is to:
• Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve
• Encourage client self-discovery
• Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
• Hold the client responsible and accountable
The coaching process helps clients improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Who hires an executive coach?
If you want to take advantage of an opportunity or challenge, feel “stuck” on the path to achieving your goals or simply believe there is something more to discover in your personal or professional life, partnering with a professional coach could be beneficial for you.
According to the 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, the most frequently cited reasons for partnering with a coach were to optimize individual/team work performance (42%), expand professional career opportunities (33%) and increase self-esteem/self-confidence (31%).
Other common reasons for partnering with a coach include:
• Maximizing potential
• Defining strengths and weaknesses
• Improving business management strategies
• Managing work/life balance
A growing number of organizations are investing in coaching to help workers grow their skills, enhance their value and reach their professional goals. Organizational decision-makers report using coaching to augment the organization’s leadership development strategy; increase employee engagement; improve communication skills, teamwork and decision-making; and increase productivity.
Is coaching a type of therapy?
Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways.
Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. Coaching is future-focused, and the coaching relationship emphasizes action, accountability and follow-through.
How do I find a trustworthy coach?
Before you begin the process of hiring a coach, take the opportunity to reflect on your objectives for the coaching engagement. Being clear on your goals during the hiring process enables you to find the coach best-suited to help you reach them. Because coaching is a partnership, you should also consider how much value you place on collaboration, other viewpoints and new perspectives. Because coaching is a client-driven process, your buy-in is essential to ensure maximum results.
ICF recommends that you interview 2-3 coaches before you make a hiring decision. Ask each about his or her qualifications, experience and skills, and be sure to request at least two client references.
Consider asking the following questions of each prospective coach:
• What is your coaching experience (number of individuals coached, years of experience, types of coaching situations, etc.)?
• What is your coach-specific training?
• What is your coaching specialty or areas in which you most often work?
• What is your philosophy about coaching?
• What types of assessments are you certified to deliver?
• What are some of your coaching success stories (specific examples of individuals who have succeeded as a result of coaching)?
What is the difference between a coach and a consultant?
Do you work with men?
No matter what race, gender, color: everyone is welcome at Growfused. The only thing that matters is, that you truly want to change your life and are willing to make changes in order to achieve what you are dreaming of.
What kind of coaching do you offer?
I offer Face-to-face coaching, Team-Coaching, Behind-the-scenes Coaching, Live-Action-Coaching