Coaching Styles

As well as different types of coaching, there are different coaching styles that you may find suit you better than others.

Transformational Coaching

Transformational coaching is a way of working with a client that moves beyond the surface of the presenting topic. It fundamentally impacts on all of ‘who you are’.  It enables people to have a different relationship with themselves in how they see, think, feel and behave in situations as well as in their interactions with others.

Directive Coaching

Directive coaching works predominantly from a philosophy or belief that the coach is an expert in their field and can teach the coachee what they need to know. This can sometimes be known as mentoring.

There are often elements within the more skilled or advanced versions of this definition that include asking questions to ensure understanding and acknowledging improved behaviour.

This type of coaching has been around for a long time and in some circumstances works well, particularly where the coachees are very new to their role or the sector they have moved into.

Life Coaching

Life coaching helps you identify your goals and develop an actionable plan to achieve them. Coaching may sound like a foreign concept to some, but to compete as a world-class athlete, you need the experience, enthusiastic support, objective perspective and insight of a coach.

A life coach definition can vary depending on what your specific goals are. A life coach encourages and counsels’ clients on a range of professional and personal issues. Life coaching is distinct from giving advice, consulting, counselling, mentoring and administering therapy. 

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