WHAT IS COACHING?

There is no one way to define “coaching.” Since the beginning of time coaching has been prevalent in all societies. tribes and traditions. Each civilisation had its own form of “Coaching,” ranging across the deep forest tribes, desert nations to the Current modern society we live in today.

Coaching as a practice is very young and is made up of practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, from business consulting, Human Relations (HR) and Organizational Development (OD), and training, to sports, education, and philosophy, to any number of psychological disciplines such as industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and social psychology. Given the varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives coaches bring, it is not surprising to see a lack of consensus about definitions, methods, and techniques. 

https://instituteofcoaching.org/coaching-overview/about-coaching

To set your mind at ease, Coaching can be expalined as:

COACHING is a form of development in which an experienced person, called a coach, supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance – wikipedia

COACHING is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future – skillsyouneed.com

COACHING is To help a person change in the way they wish and helping them go in the direction they want to go – internationalcoachingcommunity.com

COACHING is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance – skillsyouneed.com

COACHING is a developmental approach to working and interacting with other people – stepintoleadership.info

COACHING is helping to raise the awareness of a client with powerful questioning techniques so they can get clear on what they truly desire and who they are at their core – The-coaching-academy.com

What Are The Benefits of Coaching?

The Benefits of Coaching and numerous to both the Coach and the Client. This can apply to individuals, groups, work settings and much more.  Numerous clients report that coaching positively impacted their careers

PERSONAL BENEFITS

The coaching process can help develop individuals across a wide range of needs and can even benefit them on a personal level. The personal benefits of coaching are:

  • Empowers individuals and encourages them to take responsibility
  • Coaching gives you an opportunity to define your career goals in a realistic way
  • You take greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments
  • You are able to realise your potential and start building your personal awareness
  • You establish your goals and take action towards achieving them
  • Coaching helps you communicate more effectively

ORGANIZATIONAL BENEFITS

Coaching in organization and leadership settings is also an invaluable tool for developing people across a wide range of needs. The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more 

source: ICF 2009

The benefits of coaching in an organisation are:

  • An increased level of engagement
  • Helps identify both organizational and individual strengths and development opportunities
  • Having support for improving skills
  • Helps to motivate and empower individuals to excel
  • Improves productivity and performance
  • Helps identify and develop high potential employees