Benefits :

  • set goals which can be achieved yet stretch and challenge you
  • discover new ways of developing your performance
  • find ways of negotiating and keeping to changes needed in your personal life and/or in the workplace
  • match your personal and work life goals
  • be more motivated and 'alive' in the ambitions you set for yourself

Coaching is often described quite simply as a 'dialogue or conversation, yet with a purpose'.

Coaching helps to structure thoughts and ideas into a coherent form which can be then effectively acted upon.  The most important aspect of this activity is that the client (or coachee) takes a significant role in leading the process to establish their goals and to take appropriate actions towards these.

The role of the coach is to help the coachee to create meaningful goals and support them to achieve their aims.  A coach uses patience and good questioning skills to open up potential and possibilities.  A coach encourages a coachee to learn new strategies in problem-solving and improving performance.


Most people find coaching to be enjoyable, stimulating, challenging and a great learning curve.

A helpful view on coaching is given by Eric Parsloe and Melville Leedham in 'Coaching and Mentoring - practical conversations to improve learning'.

" Modern coaching and mentoring have been shaped by a range of influences and schools of thought as well as Western and Eastern cultures.  As such, these conversations take from this tradition, ideas of what it is to be human an how to help people realise their innate potential "