Coaching definitions and quotes

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What is Coaching?

Creativity 1“…developing your clients self-awareness and personal responsibility for future development (Whitmore, 2002)

“…helping people find the means to become who they can and want to be, or to develop success strategies” (Chavret, 1997)

“Coaching is a conversation with a purpose, also a space where someone can think through what is going on for them/an opportunity to do ‘great thinking’’ (Starr 2008)


Coaching quotes

Coaching 5Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment (Rumi)

Learn your theories as well as you can, but put them aside when you touch the miracle of the living soul (Carl Jung)

Probably my best quality as a coach is that I ask a lot of challenging questions and let the person come up with the answer (Phil Dixon)

I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable (John Russell)