What is Coaching?
Coaching Intervention

When we hear the word coach, what comes to mind is one who trains, develops and motivates a team of athletes to become champions in the playing field. While coaching is principally concerned with bringing out the best in people and helping them achieve their highest goals, it essentially applies to any field or aspect of one’s life.

The most popular coaching types are executive coaching, business coaching and life coaching. Magnates and celebrities like John McCormack, Donna Karan, Oprah Winfrey, and Hugh Jackman are among the many who have attested to the benefits of coaching.

The International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organization for coaches, states that coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires to maximize both personal and professional potential. ICF explained that those who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to gain fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, better interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles. In its commitment to advancing the coaching profession, ICF sets the highest professional and ethical standards; spearheads programs, training and research on coaching, as well as builds a global network of credentialed coaches.

For Benchmark Consulting, coaching unlocks the potential of an individual through scientific processes involving productive, disciplined conversations and other learning reinforcement activities. The objective is to inspire a holistic transformation encompassing one’s personal and professional life.

Coaching is now more relevant in the corporate set-up as the complex and constantly changing business environment calls for new mindsets, new skills, new ways of leading and new business practices. It is a powerful tool in achieving these and gearing up the organization for the challenges of tough competition, continuous innovation, and rapid growth.

Benchmark’s Executive Coaching & Team Coaching programs are conducted for progressive and forward-looking executives, business leaders and companies to enhance leadership capabilities, incite employee peak performance, promote a “do what it takes” attitude, and most significantly, reignite their passion to take charge of their lives. These regular executive coaching and team sessions are system-oriented and results-focused. In our executive coaching and team coaching programs, we use assessments, goal setting tools and performance tracking tied to the company’s vision and business objectives.

  • Executive Coaching is an individualized approach for executives, managers and leaders that achieves the following for the individual:
    • Deepens awareness of gifts and growth opportunities
    • Enhances self-management
    • Sharpens leadership competencies
    • Expands choices and possibilities
    • Promotes work-life balance, harmony and integration
  • Team Coaching is usually conducted for leadership teams and business teams, usually for a maximum of 12 members. This inspired intervention achieves the following for the group:
    • Improves team communication and collaboration
    • Deepens trust and openness
    • Helps the team manage diversity
    • Turns harmful conflicts into productive opportunities for learning
    • Promotes team creativity, agility, and maturity
Coaching Certification

We develop professional coaches and help them obtain an ICF Credential. Our coach-training programs are all ICF-certified. The ICF offers the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program. For one to become ICF credentialed, he needs to meet certain requirements which include, among others, coach training hours gained from ICF-approved Coach Specific Training Programs. At Benchmark, we offer ICF-approved coach specific training programs as follows:

  • Accelerated Coach Training Program
    A 4-month ICF-designated ACSTH (Approved Coach Specific Training Hours) course for professional coaches.
  • Coaching for Success
    A coaching course that teaches leaders how to coach strongly based on ICF global standards conducted by no less than ICF-credentialed coaches and professional executive coaches.
  • Team Coaching
    An ICF-accredited course specifically designed to teach leaders powerful coaching skills and process to help build a winning team.
  • Building a Coaching Culture
    This coaching course introduces methods and critical success factors in building a culture of coaching conducted by no less than ICF-credentialed coaches and professional executive coaches.
  • Mentor Coach Certification Program
    An ICF-accredited CCE course, consisting of 15 two-hour weekly virtual sessions, that provides experienced coaches the opportunity to develop mentor coaching competencies following the ICF standards.