What is coaching?
The name "coaching" comes from the world of sporst. At the beginning of the seventies Timoty Gallway wrothe the books “"The Inner Game of Tennis", "Inner Skiing" and "The Inner Game of Golf". He was an educational - and tennis exspert and he based his work on the theory that ”the rival in your own head is bigger and stronger than the rival on the other side of the net”. He pointed out that coaching, instead of instructing , would help the player to remove the inner rival and the inner obstacles and thereby the body and the system will correct itself. The natural ability to solve the task and prepare for the performance will be distinctive.
Coaching is about unlocking peoples potentials and thereby increase their own capabilities and performance. It is about helping people to learn instead of intructing or teaching them. In other words: Get the best out of people so that they can get the best out of themselves. It is about taking control from your own mind – learn how to learn – be creative.
- Assisting people instead of teaching them
- Opening up for the persons full potential
- Improving performances
- Creating awarenes
- Creating responsibility by ownership to own solutions
Coaching is based on:
- Asking questions
- Active listening
- Focusing on outcomes, possibilities, potential, solutions – a future focused prosess