What is coaching

“Coaching is above all about human growth and change.” “The purpose of coaching is to change behaviour.” “Coaching is about helping clients develop and grow in maturity.” “Coaching is foremost about developing adaptive thoughts.” “Coaching is a goal-oriented, solution-focused process.” “Shift attention away from what causes and drives pain to what energises and pulls people forward.” “Stretching the client through entering into challenging situations and the learning that arises.” “A learning approach that helps self-directed learners to reflect on and grow from their experiences.” “Coaching is a journey in search of pattern.”

Source: International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Vol. 6, No. 2, August 2008, Page 103
Read more: ijebcm.brookes.ac.uk/documents/vol06issue2-paper-08.pdf