What is coaching?

Coaching has many benefits, put simply:

  • The purpose of coaching is to aid someone in making a change in the way that works best for them.
  • Coaching empowers a person in a manner tailored specifically to them to which they can respond best.
  • Ultimately, coaching helps a person achieve their goals – coaching produces positive results.
Coaching helps people be the best they can be by teaching them how to learn and use their strengths to their advantage.

It is useful to distinguish coaching from similar approaches to problem solving.

Mentoring, Therapy, Training, Consultancy, and Teaching are all similar to coaching but they do not necessarily provide the person-centred approach I am to achieve in Solutions Focused Coaching.