Coaching comes from the fundamental idea that the client has everything they need within them already. They have the emotions and skills they need, they just don’t know how to access them. So the coach’s role is to create a safe space for the client to have their own understanding, their own unpacking.
A person being mentored has no idea what the answer is and needs to be told by the mentor what to do.
Contrary to what a lot of people believe, coaches don’t give clients personal advice. You don’t go to see a relationship coach and they say, ‘This is what I did, and this is what I recommend you should do’.
That’s not coaching. That’s just giving people advice.
Coaching is about understanding human behaviour.
Understanding the patterns of our minds and the world of our emotions. Both of those impact massively on our self-esteem and ability to communicate with ourselves, and our ability to have a lasting relationship with others personally and in business, so it applies through so many areas in life.