We’ve All Heard The Term, But What Exactly Is Coaching?

Coaching is a process that aims to “improve performance” and focuses on the present rather than the future. Coaching is considered by some as “a facilitator of learning,” meaning that they are trained in helping an individual to unlock their own potential, rather than as an expert in a subject.

It also emphasises the difference between a teacher and a coach: while a teacher teaches, a coach will help the individual to learn and improve their performance.

Therefore, a good coach will always believe the individual has the answer to their own problems, but may need help in finding the answer. Coaching involves the belief that “an individual has the answers to their own problems within them.” The key skill of coaching is asking the right questions to help the individual work through their own issues.

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