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What is Coaching?

Coaching defined

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines Coaching as, “Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."

Imagine yourself as an athlete preparing for the most prestigious sporting event - the Olympics. You realize that you need to give it your best by assiduously working towards your intended goal – the Olympic gold followed by the national anthem of your country.

To achieve this, you need access to the best possible tools and resources.  After all, the responsibility and hopes of an entire nation lie on your shoulders.

Every winner knows that having the right guide by his side is imperative to his success. The guide might not burn the track with you, but will act as a catalyst to bring out the champion in you. He could make the difference between you winning the gold or being just another participant. This person is your coach and he will facilitate your transition from mediocrity to excellence.

Cutting that to corporate life

You are one of the finest performers in your organization. You have reached there because you are ambitious, passionate, focused and ready to walk the line of fire.

However, somewhere you realize that you could do more than what you have been doing. You could be more goal oriented, empathetic with people and balanced as an individual. Your application so far has been ‘good’ but you realize now that you need to make a transition into ‘great’.

So who is the right person to help you with this endeavor?  A coach.

As in sports, so in corporate life!

Executives the world over appreciate the need for third party perspective. A coach is someone who plays this very role by challenging you with relevant questions. He will facilitate your walk along that extra mile by providing the much required feedback and encouragement while constantly causing you to work from outside of your comfort zone. All of this inevitably leads to the development of self and the organization. Thus, results are observed and acknowledged by self, stakeholders, colleagues and clients.

The Sky Scrapers Academy has achieved consistent results for its clients through the application of an established, time tested and scientific philosophy. This is a system which has gained tremendous prominence and acceptance across the professional community. It is called Neuroplasticity.


 “Today’s revolutionary advances in neuroscience will rival the discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo and Darwin” -Paul Churchland

‘Neuro’ means brain and ‘plasticity’ is flexibility or the ability to change. The brain is made up of billions of cells called neurons. These cells are interconnected to each other by ‘neural pathways’. Each pathway represents a habit, an attitude or a belief system. It has been said that we are creatures of habit. What this means is that, we as human beings get acclimatized to performing certain tasks (work or otherwise) in a particular style. For example, we are used to taking a certain route from home to the office. When there is a change in the route either on account of a new office location or road works, we experience a sense of discomfort that borders on anxiety. This is because the brain is being forced to create a new pathway (habit), one that did not exist before.  It was earlier believed that the brain was characteristically static which means it could not change past a certain age.

Scientists, through a series of validated experiments and studies have observed that the brain is capable of creating new connections on a massive scale - at will, and at any stage in life. The new connections are formed whenever we start doing something we have never done before. For example; learning to play a musical instrument, speaking a new language or relocating to a new country. Therefore, the brain is not static but it is characteristically plastic i.e. adaptable and able to mould itself to suit a new situation or environment. Experts in the field today have gone one step further still. It has been proven that the brain does not only form new pathways to acquire new skills but is continually in the process of building these connections, on a daily basis in response to the smallest of changes that happen around us.

Everything we think and do affects the brain’s neural pathways.  Ideas, thoughts and habits are constantly refining these neural highways. Evidently, we human beings have an immense ability to change and develop new connections and maps.

At The Sky Scrapers Academy we endeavor to equip our clients with high competence in ‘conscious pathway creation and map making’! The understanding and implementation of neuroplasticity have tremendously impacted our clients both in areas of organizational and personal growth.

The best advice I ever got from someone, "Have a coach."

I initially resented the advice, because after all, I was a CEO. I was pretty experienced. Why would I need a coach? Am I doing something wrong? My argument was, how could a coach advise me if I'm the best person in the world at this? But that's not what a coach does. The coach doesn't have to play the sport as well as you do. They have to watch you and get you to be your best. In the business context a coach is not a repetitious coach. A coach is somebody who looks at something with another set of eyes, describes it to you in [his] words, and discusses how to approach the problem.

Once I realized I could trust him and that he could help me with perspective, I decided this was a great idea. When there is a business conflict you tend to get rat-holed into it. My coach’s general advice has been to rise one step higher, above the person on the other side of the table, and to take the long view.

– Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO Google, Fortune Magazine, July 2009


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