What is coaching?
There are a number of definitions of coaching which attempt to outline what coaching is all about. It's been done before so I’ll skip the part where I attempt to define coaching since the process of defining a term imposes limitations to the function and possibilities that the word is intended. I will therefore limit myself to making some generic observations with regards to the role that coaching plays in the context of performance, within a service and target driven environment. It is important to highlight that coaching is a fluid concept that is personal to each individual and is altered by the context and the desired outcome.
Coaching is future focussed – using the past as evidence for future results
Coaching challenges and modifies beliefs
Coaching focuses on developments and passes the ownership of that development
Coaching is a personal journey
Coaching is about design