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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN  COACHING, COUNSELLING, TRAINING AND MENTORING

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COACHING, COUNSELLING, TRAINING AND MENTORING

The difference between Coaching, Counselling, Training and Mentoring


Coaching is all about helping people make progressive changes. The fundamental nature of coaching is: helping a person change in the way they desire and going in the trajectory they want to go, supporting them at every level in becoming who they want to be, and encouraging awareness to empower choice and lead to change. Coaching, counselling, training and mentoring are processes that enable both individual and corporate clients to accomplish their full potential. At synergyicct we structure coaching and mentoring sessions in a simple but effective way, encouraging vision, planning and commitment. Coaching and mentoring share many similarities so it makes sense to outline the common things coaches and mentors do whether the services are offered in a paid (professional) or unpaid (philanthropic) role.

Learning Method: Coaching Mentoring Counselling
The Question: How? What? Why?
The Focus: The present The future The past
Aim: Improving skills Developing and committing to learning goals Overcoming psychological barriers
Objective: Raising competence Opening horizons Building self-understanding

In coaching, counselling, training and mentoring , we use questioning techniques to facilitate client’s own thought processes in order to identify solutions and actions, rather than takes a wholly directive approach. We fast-track the exploration of needs, motivations, aspirations, competences and thought processes to assist the individual in making real, lasting change. The main aim of the whole process is to encourage the client in setting proper goals and methods of evaluating progress in relation to these goals. The whole process also encourage a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth & change.
We ensure that clients develop personal competencies and do not develop unhealthy dependencies on the coaching or mentoring relationship. Manage the relationship to ensure the client receives the appropriate level of service and that curriculum are neither too short, nor too long.

At the end we all evaluate the outcomes of the process, using objective measures wherever possible to ensure the relationship is successful and the client is achieving their personal goals. Encourage clients to continually improve competencies and to develop new developmental alliances where necessary to achieve their goals.

PROVEN WAYS TO SAVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

PROVEN WAYS TO SAVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

PROVEN WAYS TO SAVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

Relationships terminate for a number of grounds. But if your partner is parting because of something you did, with these tips, you may be able to recoup your relationship.

Take your partner sincerely
Scores of people in this position wish they would have payed attention in the first place. Active listening necessitate the concentration of your eyes, ears and heart. demonstrate interest in what they have to articulate and be empathetic towards them. Look them in the eyes and pay attention without interruption. This will communicate that you care and are interested in what they have to say.

Reconstruct the trust
Trust is the basis of all relationships. If you break that trust, your relationship will get worse. To restructure this trust, you will need to deal with the hurt you caused your partner.

 

Start with this five step process:
1. Confess you were wrong.
2. Acknowledge responsibility.
3. Recognize how you hurt your other half.
4. Appeal for forgiveness.
5. Consent to work on ways to amend your behavior.

Attend to the desires of your other half
Taking your partner for granted and disregarding their feelings and desires is an awful thing to do. This is why you need to address these issues…Visit Our Contact Page for more information.

REASONS AS TO WHY COACHING IS HELPFUL TO YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION

REASONS AS TO WHY COACHING IS HELPFUL TO YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION

REASONS AS TO WHY COACHING IS HELPFUL TO YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION

Coaching  is always done with an aim  of achieving a particular objective(s). Thus  the issues that need to be addressed should be identified  and results evaluated in a relatively short time.

When a firm is undergoing  considerable skills shortages, funds may be better committed to developing the skills of current workforce through interventions like coaching, rather than expenditure incurred towards  recruiting external candidates.
Organizations should only invest in coaching when they think it will deliver considerable and long-term improvements in workforce  performance.

Periods of major organizational change, can entail significant shifts in the behavior and attitudes of some staff in order to fit in with the new  structure or culture. Coaching can help individuals make these necessary changes.

Coaching can facilitate individuals who are moving to a new job role that requires different skills and abilities. Coaching can be a important short-term intervention to assist people become accustomed and handle their role change.

 

 

Coaching can offer support for new group of employees, or even expatriates who have to adjust to a new culture and country. These people often have very specific requirements and they need immediate support as issues arise.

When some of the  staff force  have high levels of particular skills set and experience, that is critical to relationships with contractors/suppliers etc, the firm might have difficulty replacing its human capital. In this situation, it may be more appropriate to provide coaching to the said employees  to improve or develop their interpersonal skills so that  their experience and knowledge is transferred to managerial and/or  within the organization.

Coaching is also essential to Senior managers or executives being groomed for leadership roles etc.

While coaching can be a very effective development tool, as with any learning intervention, it will be most effective when a genuine need for it is identified, and when it is the best development tool for the specific role.

THE BENEFITS INSTITUTIONAL AND-OR PERSONAL COACHING

THE BENEFITS INSTITUTIONAL AND-OR PERSONAL COACHING

THE BENEFITS INSTITUTIONAL AND-OR PERSONAL COACHING

Here are some of the benefits of Coaching;

Institutional

• Enhance output, quality, customer service and stakeholders value
• Improved employee commitment and satisfaction, which lead to improved retention
• Demonstrate to workforce that an Institution is committed to developing its staff and helping them advance their skills
• Support employees who’ve been promoted to cope with new tasks
• Help staff to negate out personal issues that might otherwise affect performance at work
• Establish an acceptable practice for self-development
• Sustain other training and development initiatives

Personal

• Learn to resolve own problems
• Develop managerial and interpersonal skills
• Cordial relationships with all colleagues
• Recognize and take action on development needs
• Increase self-confidence
• Be more effective, assertive in dealing with all kinds of stakeholders
• Have a positive attitude, which will then impact on performance
• Work on self-awareness and gain new perspectives
• Continuous learning principal that leads to obtain new skills and abilities
• Acquire greater adaptability to change
• Develop better work-life balance
• Understand what stress is and work towards diminished levels
Coaching can be delivered by trained external coaches.

We at Synergy International are experienced in Coaching and can deliver the service at affordable prices Contact us for a Quote.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO RUN

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO RUN

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO RUN

It is a proven fact that when you surround yourself with people living life at a ridiculously high level, they will challenge you and only two outcomes can be expected. First outcome is that you are so challenged to the point you want to better your position in life thus try to reach where these people are. This is good because people with specific knowledge, wisdom and insights can challenge you reach that next level within your own life. However, these people are busy living their lives and doing what they do to keep themselves where they are. Realizing that you need to do something to better yourself is the first step. The next step is to look for a professional who has the time, knowledge and experience to guide, stimulate and propel you to where you want to be. If you work with Synergy ICCT, we promise to get you there at half the time and resources it would have otherwise taken you.

 

The second outcome may be that you are challenged to the point you start viewing yourself as a looser and non-achiever, feeling sorry for yourself and ultimately deciding to run (withdraw) and hide. Although many people have opted to take this second outcome, it certainly is not a choice anyone would recommend and if you find yourself there, you will need immediate help. Synergy ICCT has just the right people to help you face these fears and prove to you that you are not what those inner voices are telling you. In fact you are a winner and more than a conqueror. You only need to reminisce on the many battles you have won in this life.

As a young boy growing up in Gatuanyaga Thika, I remember sharing my dreams and visions about going to university and earning a degree with my peers who just laughed at me. At the time, no one had gone to the University from my Village and they could not envision how I was going to be the first. Besides, there were many other odds against me including a near absolute poverty situation in our homestead. Most people are content with their lives, and when someone close to them decides to stretch themselves and go for greater things, it threatens them. It challenges them, and their positions in life and if you are not careful they will hold you back and keep you from your dreams and greatness. 

At that very early age I promised myself not to associate with those doubting my ability to go to college but instead decided to escape and surround yourself with people who supported my dreams. I started going to my older sister’s home in Nairobi during the holidays and any other opportunity I could get. When I finally I went to high school away from home, I promised myself never to look back. I never spent more than a weekend in Gatuanyaga again. I achieved my dreams of going to college and obtaining an education. What is sad is that every time I visit my childhood place, I find my old friend there in the village and it is very evident how they turned out.
When you decide to NOT be average, you can’t surround yourself with average people.
They’ll hold you back, and keep you from your greatness. I started to get away from the “dream-stealers, and began surrounding myself with “dream-makers and everything changed. That’s why I still participate in masterminds, and continuously surround myself with fired-up, action-taking, adversity-eating, mediocrity Mountain Movers. It’s what inspired me to become a professional coach so that I can help others become what they have always dreamed to become.

REMEMBER YOU CAN LIVE LIFE WITHIN GOD”S PLANS AND ON YOUR TERMS!
But you have to make that move right now. There’s nothing as powerful as Desire + Action.
If you’re ready to step into your greatness…
Stop talking about it, stop wishing for it and finally stop hoping for it. DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELLNESS COACHING

WELLNESS COACHING

WELLNESS COACHING

Wellness coaching has become a promising solution to lowering the obesity rate and health care costs particularly in the western countries. Recent studies on wellness coaching have concluded that coaching can help with weight loss (Leahey & Wing, 2012). In Kenya, with increased shift to consuming western type goods, the country is progressively facing the same health challenges the west is facing. Synergy ICCT has decided to incorporate Health and wellness coaching in its program. A wellness coach will give their clients encouragement, motivation and the tools they need to achieve their physical and emotional health goals. Unlike a nutritionist or physical therapist, who make specific recommendations, a wellness coach will work with you to make better general health choices that fit within your lifestyle.

The main focus of wellness coaching is prevention of diseases, and living a holistic healthy life style physically, mentally and spiritually. In the wellness coaching process, the coach holds the clients accountable to the achievement of health and wellness goals they have set. The coach takes and active role in helping the client set goals, identify barrier, obstacles and achieve their healthcare needs.

 Although coaches take an active role in assisting clients set up goals, identify barriers and obstacles that hinder them from achieving their healthcare needs, the work is specifically done by the client. Our role as coaches is only to sensitize, motivate, promote, challenge, facilitate and subsequently hold them accountable to whatever they have committed to achieve. People work with wellness coaches for several reason among them weight loss, stress management, life issues, health, disease prevention, fitness and nutrition. Because health and wellness coaching takes a long time to achieve desired results thus ending up being very expensive usually at $150 to $200 per hour, Synergy ICCT has created a cost effective and innovative approach to reducing the obesity rate and repositioning people on the road to recovery. 

Our program offers a highly subsidized eight-week package that is effective and will put clients on the path to overcoming health and wellness challenges. Coaching is for those who really want help and are willing to do whatever it takes. If you think this is something you want to do and are committed, then our coaches are ready and willing to work with you. Complete and submit our online enquiry form and an intake specialist will contact within 24 hours.