In a recent post discussing life coaching, Noel Posus refers to Tim Gallwey’s definition and approach to coaching
“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” Timothy Gallwey, Author of The Inner Game series of books
Gallwey’s definition comes from his background in sports coaching which he used to develop his “inner game” concept across numerous fields from sport to music to the workplace. His reference to performance is a key component of how coaching is defined today.