What is coaching?

‘Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.’


Popular definitions of coaching include the following:

  1. “It is helping clients learn rather than teaching them” (Gallwey, 1986)
  2. “Unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their performance” (Whitmore, 2002)

Coaching is…

Help and guidance for a person seeking a change and supporting them to go in the direction they want

Supporting a person to become who they want to be in any aspect of their life

Constructively building personal awareness in clients to empower choice and lead to positive change

Coaching is not…

A diagnosis or labelling process for mental or emotional health disorders

One person (the coach) telling another person (the client) what to do, how to do it, or how they should live their life

A prescription-based or one-size-fits-all mentality that doesn’t allow room for points of difference or individual experience

Do I need a coach?

If you are where you want to be in life, you don’t need a coach…

No! I think I need a coach...