In simple terms, coaching is a collaborative, solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process, which employs a variety of techniques. Its sole purpose is to bring about real, lasting personal growth and change by allowing the individual the personal space and support they need to make this happen.
Executive coaching equips and encourages Corporate leaders and Senior Managers to meet Corporate challenges by helping them to develop self-awareness of their behavior and patterns; cultivate awareness of how others perceive them; capitalize on their leadership strengths and bridge gaps; acquire new leadership strategies and tactics; and in turn deliver and surpass their executive and corporate goals.
A wide range of skills is required on behalf of the coach - from business acumen, personal effectiveness and leadership skills.
Is a practice of helping clients determine and achieve personal goals.
The Life Coach will often help a person face up to challenges or change in their life.
The Business Coach gives business support aimed at helping business leaders and owners plan, start, grow & even remove themselves from business.
Business Coaching requires expertise of the coach of all aspects of running a business and/ or at least a specialist area within a business. e.g Marketing, Finance, Operations. As well as the generic skills of a good coach.
A specialist area of coaching to enable an individual make career choices - for a new role, transition in a current role, for a promotion, or outplacement.
ON JOB COACHING
One to one coaching which takes place day to day at work. Planned or un planned. It can cover specific job related skills, technical coaching, problem solving, or corrective coaching - where a person is not undertaking a task or service to standard.
This is sometimes referred to as 'Performance Management ' when an individual is going through difficulties at work or is not performing to 'standard'. The difficulties can be caused by several factors: e.g. skill related, stress related, personal.
Performance coaching requires skills of understanding, listening, reflecting, questioning and enabling a person to resolve their difficulties and come to an understanding and acceptance of the issue. Once the 'core issue' has been identified then the coach may need to refer the person to a counsellor or a specialist skilled in a particular area identified to assist the person move forward.