When is coaching coaching?

What Is Coaching

I’m frequently asked what exactly is coaching and where can coaching be legitimately used.

Coaching’s most simple definition is an activity when one individual supports another individual in developing their own awareness about their situation and goals. Great coaching also goes beyond building awareness to supporting the individual in driving towards these new goals.

And is coaching only done by coaches?

Certified coaches would love to think that only those with a qualification can coach, and whilst my bank manager would love that to be the case, I have experienced at first hand some of the best coaching by non-qualified coaches (in fact these people would be horrified to be described as coaches!).

Anyone can coach

Coaching is a valuable set of tools available to colleagues, parents, children, executives, employees, players, managers, teachers… basically anybody with a modicum of humility, empathy, confidentiality  and desire to see others grow in their own way, finding their own answers about tackling a problem

Coaching is potentially omnipresent.

Coaching is not just restricted to the boardrooms of large corporations or the changing rooms of sporting teams. Coaching occurs in classrooms, corridors, bedrooms, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops… in fact anywhere where people feel comfortable & safe in interacting with each other.


Here are some links to people that have used coaching successfully…

  • Determine your value and goals | Go Reachmore – We all experience good and bad circumstances in our lives. However, few people take the time to examine these experiences and really learn about themselves. How about you? CJ. PS – Need some help clarifying what’s really …
  • starquest | Just another WordPress site – To manage conflict is to somehow find a way to tolerate or deal with it. To resolve conflict is to actually shift the state of being. How do you motivate employees? The traditional answer to this question has generally revolved around two types of motivation.
  • CEO Coaching Benefits | Executive Coaching – CEO Coaching Benefits: Discover the benefits of hiring a CEO coach. Learn how to get the support you need to become an effective leaders.
  • December 2007 – Articles on Executive Presentation Skills Training – Receive posts from our award-winning blogs, High Stakes Presentations. Receive the pithiest, punchiest weekly Presentation Pointers known to man. Like many in the financial services industry, she sells with the aid of a pitch book, printed in landscape format and containing information about the history of her firm, her team of colleagues, their range of services, the historical performance of their funds, and their fees.
  • Executive Coaching, Executive Coach, New York, NYC, Chicago … – Since 2003 helping individuals and companies reach their goals. Our Executive Coaches are experts in supporting business and non-profit leaders from Entrepreneurs to Corporate Executives and Fortune 500 CEOs to develop their vision, skills, business plans, communications, leadership and more. Our clients include executives from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Credit Suisse, ABC, the World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, JP Morgan Chase, Disney, Phillips, Sun Microsystems, Steiner Leisure, Fuse TV, and Cingular Wireless.
  • I’m going to embrace this, damnit…. – INTP Forum – The reason I took the MBTI was because of the “executive coaching” my boss
  • Executive Coaching – Workforce Management – I am head of HR for a Uk company and am looking into the feasablity of Executive
  • While Pia is playing- – I tried to second Jacob’s nomination of Cooper’s Darfur: an unforgivable hell on earth for the Koufaxes but my URL–put in correctly wasn’t recognized. Cooper has made me very aware of issues that really hadn’t registered. …
  • Free training for performing school auditions | Hunts Point Express – Student performers at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. MS 424, the Hunts Point Middle School, will host free audition seminars in November for Bronx students planning to apply to the city’s three performing arts high schools. Tony Award winner Michele Pawk and Emmy Award winning Actress Alison Bartlett from Sesame Street, will team up with other performers and experienced coaches to help eighth and ninth grade students applying to LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, Professional Performing Arts High School and Talented Unlimited High School in vocal music or musical theater.
  • Pitt Chronicle » Chancellor Lauds Jamie Dixon as Dapper Dan … – Nordenberg, Women’s basketball Head Coach Agnus Berenato, Men’s basketball Head Coach Jamie Dixon, and Athletics Director Steve Pederson at ceremony celebrating Coach Dixon as the Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year. (Jamie Dixon, the head coach of Pitt men’s basketball, was named the Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year during a Feb. This is the print version of Pitt Chancellor Mark A.
  • Carrboro Commons » Blog Archive » Sacrificial Poets gives voice to … – Have you ever met the yellow power ranger? Ever held hands with him at the bus stop, or wrestled with him in the basement once? I have. Julia McKeown stands before an audience of peers, teachers and poetry enthusiasts. The stage is empty except for a microphone.
  • Jonathan B. Hook Bio « Indigenous Environmental Philosophy 2010 – Responsible for building the first American Indian program at a Texas university, guided by this statement: The vision of the UNT International Indigenous and American Indian Initiatives program (IIAII) is to effect UNT institutional and indigenous community growth through listening and responding collaboratively and non-paternalistically to domestic and international Native communities. Drafted vision statement * Drafted strategic plan * Created indigenous Advisory Council * Identified Native students and created student organization * Planned and led ceremonial grand opening * Conducted 3 rd International Indigenous Student Videoconference on Culture and Environment * Assisted in creating a College of Education American Indian  projects committee * Chaired UNT committee on SACNAS national conference * Presented at NCAI mid-year conference on proposed conference addressing archeology from a Native perspective * Met with administrators at five Russian universities to begin formation of  an American-Russian indigenous-serving coalition *  Met with a Mansi Indigenous community in northern Siberia at request of U. Inaugural Director of the Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs (OEJTA), U.
  • Tim Pickering « Ed Tech Journeys – Tim Pickering was my student. No, in truth, I was his student, for he taught me some of the deepest and important lessons I have learned in my life. Tim was a short boy, with shoulder length, tussled brown hair. He was a loner …
  • The Wolves of Learning « Ed Tech Journeys – The Wolves of Learning. April 2, 2007 by Pete Reilly. At birth we are blessed with a natural curiosity. There is a great wildness in it. A shaft of sunlight illuminates a world of dust and delicate objects floating in air, as if by magic. A child who …
  • The Essential 4GW reading list: David Kilcullen « Fabius Maximus – Contents. A brief note about Kilcullen and his work. Kilcullen’s major works; Kilcullen’s other works (minor only in comparison with his major works); My reviews of Kilcullen’s work; A selction of articles about Kilcullen in the …
  • I was in a commuter marriage – Work In Progress – TIME.com – It was no commute a sane person would fathom. From early 2001 to late 2002, I lived and worked in Tokyo–6,737 miles (10,840 km) away (according to this useful calculator) from my husband, who remained home in Leonia, N. Why would either of us even contemplate such a crazy set-up? Work, of course.
  • JibberJobber Blog » Blog Archive » Book Review: Career Distinction … – In October 2006 I was introduced to Kirsten Dixson by Wendy Terwelp (a JibberJobber partner), and we had an hour-long, intense phone call. It was the beginning of a very cool relationship (you know, some people you just …
  • Extreme Makeover: School Edition « Ed Tech Journeys – At what point do we as educational leaders begin to take technology as seriously as the other components of our school infrastructure? pray.jpg. Wince every time you hear of untrained custodians, or well-meaning students …
  • Forgiveness | Contented Cows – In an interview for our new book, Contented Cows MOOve Faster, Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer, Dan Cathy suggested that one of the factors that contributes heavily to a personâ s decision whether or not to expend precious discretionary effort at work is forgiveness. More specifically, he suggested that we all screw up on occasion, sometimes in a big way, and when our manager is able to pursue a path of forgiveness (accompanied by learning), we are far more likely to go the â extra mile⠝ for them, and the organization. Dan cited an incident that occurred long ago at one of their stores involving an on-the-clock beer-drinking episode, and his fatherâ s (Chick-fil-A founder, Truett Cathy) forgiveness of the involved employee.
  • Teachers Wanted: Must Love Students « Ed Tech Journeys – From The New York Times Editorial/ Letters Page. May 4, 2007. To the Editor: We travel around the country helping urban and rural high schools increase college enrollment rates for economically disadvantaged students. …
  • The 3D Effect | The Development Compass – We’ve put together a joint event with Donna Bryson of Clearwater Brookes to create a joint seminar on Stress and Motivation. Donna was one of …
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