Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach, supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training, advice and guidance.
The learner is sometimes called a coachee. Occasionally, coaching may mean an informal relationship between two people, of whom one has more experience and expertise than the other and offers advice and guidance as the latter learns; but coaching differs from mentoring in focusing on specific tasks or objectives, as opposed to more general goals or overall development.
Business Coaching is a type of human resource development for business leaders.
It provides positive support, feedback and advice on an individual or group basis to improve personal effectiveness in the business setting.
Business coaching is also called Executive Coaching, Corporate Coaching or Leadership Coaching. Coaches help their clients advance towards specific professional goals.
These include career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing effectively with conflict, and building an effective team within an organisation.