The Definition of Coaching

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’.