What is 'Coaching'?
Coaching is a resource that encourages the improvement and development of the individual to achieve his or her personal aspirations. This guidance occurs in the context of a deep and trusting relationship between the individual client and the coach. By focusing on the client's goals, concrete change is encouraged thus bridging the gap between where the client is now and where he or she would like to be.
Coaching is used to overcome many traditional individual barriers to sustainable improvement and change. Actions are aligned with personal and ethical values for sustainable growth and development.
Following are three tenets of the coaching philosophy:
- Each individual has unlimited potential.
- Each individual possesses within him or herself the answers to their issues.
- A coach can facilitate the individual's search for answers and solutions.
Through coaching, you can accomplish the following things:
- Your thoughts and ideas are explored.
- Your strengths come to the forefront.
- Your goals are elevated higher, while becoming focused, defined and achievable.
- You are accountable only to yourself, not to any other person.
- You are encouraged to reflect more deeply, yet you are challenged to push beyond your perceived limits.
Dr. Ko Coaching Philosophy
Human capital is the key factor underlying corporate success, especially in this 21st century era of fast-moving global changes. This is Dr. Ko's view and is one shared by the many CEOs he has met. Furthermore Dr. Ko's unique philosophy and belief is that "Every human being has his own road to travel. To find that road, a coach is needed".
In this rapidly changing business environment, people encounter various challenges. Through one to one customized counseling and coaching, he provides optimized responses to various challenges faced by the individual client in an increasingly complex society.
Dr. Ko shares with clients his expertise in life coaching, life design, conflict management, career counseling and career planning. His advice and coaching supports clients to maximize their potential, resolve their problems and build up their personal growth to achieve their life goals. Dr. Ko possesses a particularly deep understanding of the challenges faced by upper management in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
Our Clients are accomplished individuals, executives and organizations who understand and appreciate the return on investing in themselves and others. To date clients include expatriates, globally-minded Koreans, their families, local companies and multi-national corporations.
KOCI's professionals develop and integrate custom designed solutions to optimize the life and work of our clients. Whether through training seminars, individual executive or lifestyle coaching, therapy services, or comprehensive employee wellness and development programs, we employ those methods that would most effectively foster positive change in our clients. Coaching occurs in the context of an in-depth, trusting relationship between yourself and a coach.
Through personal coaching, you can accomplish the following:
- Increased focus and purpose
- Improved goal-setting (goals are defined in a way that is achievable)
- Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
- Increased creativity and innovation
- Improved ability to turn obstacles into competitive advantages
- Reduced stress
- Improved work/life balance
Through executive coaching, the following professional benefits can result.
- Improved effectiveness and efficiency
- Increased motivation and positive orientation to work
- Reduced employee turnover/Increased employee retention
- High impact communication
- Improved corporate culture
- Higher employee morale
- Reduction in stress leave and other leave of absences
What the media says about coaching
Coaching is the fastest growing personal development tool. The growing popularity of coaching is well documented in newspapers, magazines, and other media. Coaching clients commonly report moving forward more rapidly and achieving higher levels of achievement than they originally thought possible. Following are quotations from articles about coaching in the media:
"Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life." - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Coaching is an action-oriented partnership that, unlike psychotherapy which delves into patterns of the past, concentrates on where you are today and how you can reach your goals." - TIME MAGAZINE
"Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. Clients say coaching brings their best by helping them focus, break down tasks and clarify their values." - FORTUNE MAGAZINE
"What having a personal trainer is to your body, having a coach can be to your mind..." - SEATTLE POST
"The Manchester survey of 140 companies shows 9 in 10 executives believe coaching to be worth their time and dollars. The average return was more than $5 for each $1 spent." - THE DENVER POST
"...unlike opinionated relatives, complacent colleagues and jaded friends, a life coach has only one vested interest - to see people access their unique potential and realize long-held dreams."- NATURE AND HEALTH
One-to-one or group coaching is done through private meetings or on the phone through appointments scheduled in advance. Choose the coaching package with the meeting or call frequencies that are right for you. All coaching packages include coaching materials and e-mail support between meetings or calls.
Coaching packages are customizable to meet your individual needs.
Contact Dr. Ko
Please email Dr. Ko at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our services or arrange an initial meeting where we can discuss your needs and objectives further.