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Coaching - What is it?

Individual Coaching with G&L SHIFT  Certified Coach

Le Coaching individuel avec G&L SHIFT

According to ...

International Coaching Federation (ICF): an alliance between the coach and his clients in a process that arouses reflection and creativity in them in order to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Jean-François Délivré (Coach profession): coaching is the art of helping a person find their own solutions.

In Summary :

Coaching is a personalized support based on a partnership between a coach and a client as part of a process of reflexion and creativity. This encourages the client to optimize his or her potential, both personal and professional.

- The coach recognizes the client as the only expert in his/her private and professional life and believes that each client knows how to demonstrate creativity and ingenuity.

- This process enables clients to radically improve their prospects for their work and personal life, while developing their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.

What coaching is not:

  • Consulting

  • Mentoring

  • Psychotherapy

  • Training

  • Outplacement

  • Sports performance training

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When ?

How ?

Using what ?



Expatriation & Intercultural Management

At any stage in your company's life cycle.

10 hours coaching pack

with regularly
scheduled online sessions

of 1h to 1h30,
(in French or English),

over a period of 3 - 6

Specific tools tailored to entrepreneurs' needs.

When you're wondering about your next career step

12 hours coaching pack 

with regularly
scheduled on
line sessions

of 1h to 2h,

(in French or English),

over a period of 3 - 6

Specific tools for career management

During your international mobility


8 hour coaching pack 

with online
sessions of
1h to 1h30,

(in French or English),

regularly scheduled in line with the expatriation process

(maximum duration 6 months).

Specific tools adapted to international mobility

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The role of the coach:

  • Demonstrate ethics in his practice: the coach understands and consistently applies ethics andcoaching standards

  • Embody a Coaching state of mind : the coach develops and maintains an open, curious, flexible and client-centered mindset.

  • Define and maintain contracts: the coach is a partner of the client and stakeholders to define clear contracts regarding the coaching relationship, process, plans and goals. He concludes contracts for the entire coaching process as well as for each coaching session.

  • Develop a space of trust and security: the coach works in partnership with the client to create a climate of safety and support, which allows them to express themselves freely. He maintains a relationship of mutual respect and trust.

  • Staying present: the coach is fully aware and present with the client, using an open, flexible, grounded and confident style.

  • Listen actively:the coach focuses on what the client says and does not say to fully understand what is being communicated in the context of client systems and to support its expression.

  • Raise awareness:the coach facilitates the client's awareness and learning by using tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphor or analogy.

  • Facilitate customer growth:the coach partners with the client to transform learning and discoveries into actions. It promotes client autonomy in the coaching process.

The role of the customer:

  • Define the coaching journey based on objectives that matter to him,

  • Take full responsibility for your decisions and actions,

  • To use the coaching process to acquire an overall vision, generate new thoughts and perspectives, develop skills useful in one's practice,

  • Use the tools, concepts, models and principles provided by your coach and implement effective actions.

The essential conditions for engaging in a coaching process are: 

  • You must initiate this process (no one can start a coaching process " in your place "

  • You have to be in a process of improvement and not in acute suffering or trauma.

  • You must seek lasting results and be willing to find solutions for yourself.

  • You should look for a professional who will help you clarify your aspirations and create an action plan to help you achieve your goals.

  • You have to be willing to put in the time and energy to make things happen.

Would coaching be useful for you?


- Establishing a contract according to the standards of the ICF and its code of ethics

- Absolute confidentiality

- Implementing the 8 keys competences of the coach according to the frame of reference defined by the ICF:

  • Demonstrates ethics in his practice

  • Embodies a Coaching mindset

  • Defines and maintains contracts

  • Develop a space of trust and security

  • Stay in the presence

  • Listening actively

  • Raises awareness

  • Facilitates customer growth.

Associate certified Coach

To find out if coaching would be useful for you now, check out our "decision map":

Our services

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Expat coaching

Our services are available remotely:


E-coaching is an integral part of coaching: It is based on digital tools and on the new field of possibilities that they offer.

  • An innovative, comprehensive and personalized approach to distance coaching: coaching 3.0

  • It is a new method of personalized and interactive support for people and teams, making it possible to erase all barriers of time and space.


As a member of the international network of e-coaching certified coaches , I invite you to discover this coaching method which will allow you:

  • Appropriate good practices

  • To optimize costs to allow everyone to access this service, which is now essential for professional development

  • To be coached anywhere at any time

The advantages of e-coaching

  • You are no longer dependent on time and space constraints , nor trapped by the need to meet your coach in person.

  • You benefit from your individual videoconferencing sessions anytime and anywhere .

As a member of the international network of e-coaching certified coaches , I invite you to discover this coaching method which will allow you:

  • To appropriate good practices,

  • To optimize costs to allow everyone to access this service, which is now essential for professional development,

  • To be coached anywhere at any time.

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