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Coaching uncovers new perspectives and awareness. In this way, coachees gain new insight, which leads to more options, which in turn lead to a desire to take action and change. Coaches ensure that this energy is channelled into action and a change of habits.

The contrast between coaching and related fields

I am grateful to Gladeana McMahon (www.gladeanamcmahon.com) for co-authoring this section.

Coaching draws its influences from and stands on the shoulders of a wide range of disciplines, including counsellin...


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Knowing the difference between coaching and disciplines like mentoring or counseling will help you focus your efforts appropriately. Learn what separates coaching from these other fields and how to clarify your role as a coach.