What is coaching?

  • Professional coaching facilitates clients to create exceptional results in their personal lives, careers and organisations.

  • A method of assisted self-exploration to determine an individual’s current situation, their intentions, aspirations and the means they have to meet those objectives.

  • A means of facilitating a personal development through exploration and challenging current beliefs, practises and situations in an individuals life.

  • An exploration of the map an individual creates for their life. It examines the significance given to various events they have experienced, along with how it affects their life.

While a coach's job and number one skill is to ask insightful, intuitive questions that enable the client to find solutions, it is important to recognise coaches are ethically bound to refer their clients to experts should they require knowledge outside their range of professional expertise. For example: financial guidance, psychological attention,  medical help, and if they learn of clients being in danger eg abuse. 

Coaching vs Therapy vs Mentoring


  • Clients typically have not experienced extreme trauma/incidents

  • Most clients are fulfilled and successful, but seeking their full potential

  • Coaches bring the focus to the present to improve the clients future

  • A relatively holistic approach 



  • Patients have an unresolved past incident, condition or trauma. 

  • Counsellors or therapists examine the past to find a solution for present issues. 



  • Focus on a specific job, task or process 

  • Mentors are typically experts in a particular area and function much like a teacher