Coaching is a term thrown around often in the workplace but can have various meanings and interpretations. In this article we'll focus on what coaching looks like, the characteristics good coaches hold, and why coaching is important.
What is Coaching?
Often when we think of a coach, the picture that comes to mind is that of a sports coach crafting young athletes into winning teams. Coaching sports versus coaching in the workplace has many similarities but there are key differences too. Sports coaches are often demanding and forceful in their approach to get the most out of their players. They are also typically experts on the skills they are demanding as they were previously athletes themselves.