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Coaching Definition

Updated on April 11, 2013

There are 3 things that we need in order to be success:

1. Ability which include: knowledge, skill and capacity in handling task/job.

2. Will which include among others: the drive, focus, attitude and beliefs in completing a task and responsibility

3. Capital Availability which include: equipment, tools, supported resources and time required for a person to complete a task

Without these 3 things, you will probably hampered to reach the success.

If there is lack of will, then coaching will be surely suitable and right. What is the definition of coaching?

If we look into the Concise Oxford Dictionary, coach is define as “tutor, train, give hints to, prime with facts.” I didn’t agree with this definition because of the coach itself doesn’t mean like that after coaching for a few years. Coaching can be said we delve deeper into the problem that the coachee facing and in here there will be a relationship develop between the coach and the coachee. Coachee will get fact from himself and not from the coach. In that case, the coachee will get the responsibility in the fact that he stated to himself in front of the coach.

Coaching itself is originated from golf coaching. The player has already known how to play or hit the ball in the golf field, so the coach actually doesn’t teach anything to the player or I can call the “coachee”. The coach just implies some questions for the player or coachee in order to peak their performance in the sport that they play. Coaching is not like somewhat dogmatic or technical instruction or so whatever.

Timothy Gallwey (Harvard educationalist and tennis expert) who wrote The Inner Game of Golf, The Inner Game of Tennis, The Inner Game of Work, and so forth, has put on the essence of coaching as unlocking and maximizing people’s performance potential.

Coaching is different from mentoring. Mentoring is much more on people with the same experience of something with higher level. Mentoring is just like sharing knowledge from the experts. In coaching, we don’t care of what business, sport, job, and so forth of the coachee, we just questioning “best” questions for them to answer in order to develop them from something to something better.


ICF is a nonprofit organization formed by professionals from around the world who practice coaching in their daily lives, including Performance Coach, Life Coach, Business Coach, and Leadership Coaches.

ICF is formed in 1995 with over 21,000 members until now. ICF is dedicated to set the professionalism of a coach, to provide independent certificates, and to build a network of the members inside.


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