What is coaching about and what you need to know to consider being one?

Coaching is a form of development and guidance that helps individuals or groups achieve personal or professional goals. Coaches provide support and feedback and help clients set and achieve specific goals. Coaching is a collaborative process that helps people identify their potential and find ways to develop and improve their performance. Coaches work with clients to identify areas of concern, set goals, and create action plans. They also provide support and accountability as clients work toward their goals.


Coaching can be used in a variety of settings, including businesses, schools, and sports teams. It is often used to help people improve their performance in a particular area, such as public speaking or time management. Coaching can also be used to help people manage personal challenges, such as weight loss or quitting smoking.


If you are considering coaching for yourself or someone else, it is important to find a coach who is a good fit for your needs. When choosing a coach, consider his or her experience, education, and approach.


There are a variety of coaching approaches that can be used to help individuals or groups achieve their goals. The most common coaching approaches are behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, and solution-focused.


Basic Foundation for researching how to be a coach,  could begin by seeking answers to the three questions. This will help you either feel excited about becoming a coach and want to know more, or you will feel like it is not for you.


1. Choose one coaching model or theory and describe it in detail.

2. Explain how this coaching model or theory can be used to help individuals or groups achieve their goals.

3. Provide an example of how this coaching model or theory has helped someone achieve a goal.


It will help you to learn more about behavioural coaching which focuses on changing behaviour by providing feedback and support. Behavioural coaches help clients identify the behaviours they want to change and develop strategies to improve their behaviour.


Cognitive-behavioural coaching helps clients change their thoughts and beliefs about themselves and their abilities. Cognitive-behavioural coaches help clients identify negative thoughts and beliefs and replace them with more positive thoughts.


Solution-focused coaching focuses on finding solutions to problems. Solution-focused coaches help clients identify the problem and work toward a solution.


There are many different theorists that underline the academic understanding of behaviour. For example, the Ericksonian approach which is the foundation for Activation Method Life Coaching.


This theory is one of the most famous in psychology and it’s an adaptation of Freud’s theory. Psychosocial development consists of social experience across our whole lifespan, recognizing Freud’s contributions but believing he misjudged some important dimensions of human growth; this includes 8 stages: Trust versus mistrust (a sense that others can be trusted), Autonomy vs shame/doubt which leads us into feeling like we don’t deserve any freedom because something might go wrong if you give them total independence – these are all situated within different periods throughout adulthood.