There are different types of coaching – the most familiar is sports coaching. Another type of coaching people understand is voice coaching. Sometimes coaching and mentoring used interchangeably and that is where it is most important to understand what coaching is and is not.
Coaching Defined: Career Coaching, Business Coaching, Health and Wellness Coaching, Life Coaching, and Executive Coaching is a partnership created for the purpose of empowering the individual coachee or client to explore, consider, strategize, and plan for them self.
From the International Coach Federation Code of Ethics:
Coaching: Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
A professional coaching relationship: A professional coaching relationship exists when
coaching includes a business agreement or contract that defines the responsibilities of each party.
So the main difference is that a life coach, business coach, career coach, health and wellness coach, or executive coach listens and asks questions then puts the client or coachee in charge of being the expert.
What is Coaching?
Updated on 2015-08-05T19:05:43+00:00, by .