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A client is any customer of a professional services provider.

2. Coaching.

In coaching, a client is any individual, or organisation, that engages a coach, or agrees to work with a coach.

In personal coaching, the client is almost always the coachee.

3. Executive coaching and organisational coaching.

In executive and organisational coaching, there are generally at least two clients.

  • The coachee
  • The organisation engaging the coach.

Within the client organisation, the sponsor of the coaching and the coachee's line manager may have different perspectives and interests.

For this reason it may be helpful in contracting the coaching agreement to recognise the sponsor and the line manager separately.

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