Coaching is a partnership in which one human being supports and holds the highest intention of possibility for another human being.
There are many kinds of coaches: sports coaches, life coaches, financial coaches, and success coaches. When you go to see a coach, they have some sort of familiarity with the field in which you want to improve. They have probably been trained in a set of tools that allow them to facilitate the pursuit of excellence in that area. But the coach doesn’t need to be an expert in the field to be good at coaching. In fact, a basketball coach could coach a team to excellence, to winning the NBA Championship, and the coach might not be nearly as good a basketball player as any of the team members.
Coaches partner with clients to identify fulfilling goals in their personal and professional life and develop plans to achieve these goals.
Coaches are trained to listen, observe, and to elicit solutions and strategies from their clients. They believe their clients are naturally creative and resourceful. A coach provides a place for clients to be held accountable to themselves by guiding the client’s progression towards their goals. Together the coach and client evolve and modify the plan to best suit the client’s needs.