There are hundreds of definitions of coaching. We choose to define coaching as:
- set of tools and skills
- a form of communication and;
- a way of being.
For a new coach, coaching is simply a bunch of tools and skills that can be easily implemented. We often hear from teachers that coaching adds a few new tools to their ‘teaching toolkit’.
As coaching is frequently used, it becomes a form of communication, an approach and a way of being. It becomes more about who you are, than something you 'do’.