The Purpose of Coaching

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According to Thompson et al, coaching is a new trend in professional field that has increasingly gaining popularity in recent times. All coaching approaches have a common denominator despite the fact that lots of various definitions, ways to understand and categorizing practices in coaching may have. Depending on the coach’s beliefs and methods and also on the client’s objections, the nature and expression of the changes will be varied and may be defined in two ways: perceptual or cognitive and concrete behavioural changes (Dagley, 2010).
The purpose of coaching is about one's self that is why the theory suggests that the process is humanistic and the outcomes are transformational (Brockbank and McGill, 2006). There are various trainings and ways on how coaches deal with his coachees. With this excercises, one can be aware that there would be moments that would occur where they could experienced range of emotions e.g. excitement, anxiety, sadness. Example is when a competent leader realizes that his team has thought him highly because of his achievements, yet the tem leader never give appreciation of his own achievements. A certain coach may challenge that leader to consider what it may mean to him in the future, this approach may be referred as wind chime moment. According to the definition of De Haan et al (2010, p 610), these are called ‘critical moments.’ The critical moments experienced have all been associated with heightened emotion of differing types, such as relief, sadness or an amazing sensation of increased confidence. According to De Haan et al (2010), experiencing these moments and engaging in a reflective dialogue with a coach, one can arrive to new perspectives on issues and will develop a new sense of self unders...

... middle of paper ... board to generate ideas). Also, one can determine if he is patient and helpful when giving complicated explanations or instructions and offers helpful advice on how people can advance their careers.

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