The word “coaching” comes from the old French “cocher”, a person who guides travelers from one place to another. Through his/her intervention, s/he helps those who wish to reach their pre-established destination.
Coaching, for whom, for what ?
Coaching targets individuals and teams who wish to change, but who experience difficulties in doing so.
Coaching helps clarifying his/her missions and objectives, taking a next step in a career, or acquiring more flexibility to develop his/her innovative potential.
Coaching, with whom ?
With trained coaches, supervised on their practice, ethical, and with whom the client has a good « fit » and feels s/he can move ahead.
Where were Equoranda coaches trained ?
Equoranda coaches were trained at the Corporate Coach University (USA), then with their partners, Korn/Ferry International (USA) (http://www.kornferry.com/LeadershipConsulting ) and Coaching & Training (Switzerland). They are certified coaches by these organizations, as well as by ICF, the International Coaching Federation.
Supervision of Equoranda coaches
Supervision in coaching is necessary to help the coach be as objective as possible and avoid projecting onto his/her client his/her own issues. Supervision can be done individually or in group sessions, and is led by a senior coach. Under confidentiality rules, the supervised coach discusses with the supervisor (and the group if needed) the coaching s/he has an issue with, in order to understand the blockages, and to find solutions appropriate to this coaching situation.
Equoranda coaches are supervised on their coaching practice. They are currently part of a supervision group which meets every 6 weeks, and can contact their supervisor for additional individual supervision sessions if needed.
Equoranda coaches’ personal development
Equoranda coaches daily commit to a process of personal development. Along the line of personal development, Francoise Descleves studied psychology and is now clinical psychologist since 2009.
Deontology followed by Equoranda coaches
Equoranda coaches, members of ICF, follow code of ethics.