Updated: Aug 24, 2020
Levels of Support for Learning and Change
Personal coaching involves the systematic application of behavioural science to the enhancement of life experience, work performance and well-being for individuals, groups and organisations who do not have significant mental health issues or abnormal levels of stress. Traditional coaching (let's call it small "c") is focused at a behavioural level, involving the process of helping another person to achieve or improve a particular behavioural performance. Coaching methods at this level derive primarily from a sports training model, promoting conscious awareness of resources and abilities, and the development of conscious competence. They involve drawing out and strengthening people's abilities through careful observation and feedback. An effective coach of this type observes coachee's behaviour and gives him or her tips and guidance about how to improve in specific contexts and situations.