The Definition of Coaching

John Whitmore describes it as:

Coaching delivers results in large measure because of the supportive relationship between the coach and the coachee, and the means and style of communication used. The coachee does acquire the facts, not from the coach but from within him/herself, stimulated by the coach.

Perry Zues & Suzanne Skiffington describes it as:

Coaching is essentially a conversation – a diagolue between coach and coachee – within a productive, results-orientated context. Coaching involves helping individual access what they know. The may never has asked themselves the questions, but they have the answers, A coach assists, supports and encourages individuals to find these answers.

"Coaching is about learning – yet a coach is not a teacher and does not necessarily know"

"Coaching is more about asking the right questions than providing answers."

"Coaching is about change and transformation. And about the human ability to grow."

Team coaching:

The team coaching process helps teams align around a common purpose, establish common goals, mission and vision, define clear roles and responsibilities and commit to team accountability, make powerful choices and take corroborative action.

Executive coaching:

The executive coaching process helps leaders to improving interpersonal relationships, career planning, listening, influencing, setting priorities, communicating company mission and vision, assess staff needs and to ensure the organisation works as a whole. Focused area’s are personal effectiveness, business and job requirement and career and personal growth.

Business leaders are currently dealing with additional stress and anxiety within themselves and their organisations.