Coaching

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Working effectively with others.

1. External coaching.

In a work context, coaching targets high performance and improvement and usually focuses on specific skills and goals in a one-to-one relationship between an individual coachee and the coach.

A programme of coaching may also have a positive impact on an individual’s personal attributes, such as social interaction or confidence.

Coaching also describes a management style focused on empowering individual team members.


Coaches may use one or more of a number of coaching models, for example the GROW or TGROW models.


The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as:

"Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."


The European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) defines coaching and mentoring as:

"a structured, purposeful and transformational process, helping clients to see and test alternative ways for improvement of competence, decision making and enhancement of quality of life... In this relationship, clients are experts on the content and decision making level; the coach & mentor is an expert in professionally guiding the process."


The Association for Coaching (AC) defines personal coaching as:

"A collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee."


The AC defines executive coaching:
"As for personal coaching, but it is specifically focused at senior management level where there is an expectation for the coach to feel as comfortable exploring business related topics, as personal development topics with the client in order to improve their personal performance."


The AC defines organizational coaching:
"As for personal coaching, but the specific remit of a corporate coach is to focus on supporting an employee, either as an individual, as part of a team and/or organization to achieve improved business performance and operational effectiveness."


2. Managerial coaching.

Similar activities in which an internal manager takes the role of the coach.


3. Management and leadership.

Coaching is a style of management and leadership that is most often contrasted with directive styles.

The coaching style is designed to work collaboratively with people support them to alter their perceptions and behaviour in ways that increase their effectiveness, and their ability to adapt to and accept change.


See also


Other link

How to pick the right executive coach, Association of Corporate Treasurers