What is Coaching?
Coaching is a form of development in which an experienced person, called a coach, supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. The learner is sometimes called a coachee.
What is difference between mentoring and coaching?
Mentoring is a long-term process based on mutual trust and respect. Coaching, on the other hand, is for a short period of time. Mentoring is more focused on creating an informal association between the mentor and mentee, whereas coaching follows a more structured and formal approach
What is the main focus of coaching?
By assisting the client in committing to action and by being a sounding-board to their experiences, coaching allows the individual the personal space and support they need to grow and develop. The coach's key role is often is assisting the client to maintain the motivation and commitment needed to achieve their goals.
What is the purpose of coaching?
The purpose of coaching is to unlock people's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching or telling them.
“Coaching is unlocking people's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”
― John Whitmore, Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership- John Whitmore on Coaching