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What is Coaching? 100 ways to describe coaching!

Updated: May 10, 2022

Coaching is….

  1. Celebrate small wins

  2. Praising efforts

  3. Seeing a conflict from a different perspective

  4. Being a sounding board

  5. Help others take responsibility

  6. Help them become efficient

  7. Helping others find their true needs

  8. Being honest

  9. Digging deeper

  10. Working with others to uncover roadblocks

  11. Talking through issues

  12. Holding them accountable

  13. Helping understand how to move forward

  14. Helping understand their skills

  15. Helping understand their strengths

  16. Help to see blind spots

  17. Showing the areas for improvement

  18. Working on areas of improvement

  19. Work in task prioritization

  20. Helping to understand personality traits

  21. Give them tools to use to help improve self

  22. Ask thoughtful questions

  23. Work on how to be a better person

  24. Work on how to be a better employee

  25. Work on how to be a better leader

  26. Help them understand how they react during stress

  27. Work with them on how to use their personality to their advantage

  28. Listening to them while they work through questions and not jumping in and answering for them

  29. Coming up with a game plan for each session

  30. Asking tough questions

  31. Having difficult conversations

  32. Getting people out of their comfort zone

  33. Giving positive feedback

  34. Giving constructive criticism

  35. Setting up goals

  36. Helping reaching goals

  37. Help reach full potential

  38. Investing in someone’s future

  39. Showing compassion

  40. Helping cultivate personal growth

  41. Aligning client with true self

  42. Being a collaborative team

  43. Help uncover what’s truly important

  44. Help clients identify core values

  45. Help find purpose

  46. Work with clients to minimize inefficiency

  47. Educate them on being authentic

  48. Work with others to create a vision

  49. Help create awareness of self

  50. Formulating a strategy

  51. Ignite passion

  52. Help articulate messages for business / personal strategy

  53. Help clients be future oriented and not stuck in the past

  54. Help motivate

  55. Help them become more effective

  56. Help them become productive

  57. Help them setup priorities

  58. Help them overcome resistance

  59. Work through fears and frustrations

  60. Guide others on handling rejection

  61. Outline a plan to achieve success

  62. Teach benefits of positive attitude

  63. Help client tap into their resources which lead them to success

  64. Help clients understand how they are coming across in their business/personal life

  65. Help uncover why they’re procrastinating

  66. Understand what motivates them

  67. Understand what demotivates them

  68. Help them be the best version of themselves

  69. Help see big picture

  70. Preparing clients to rise to the challenge

  71. Giving reality checks

  72. Develop solutions

  73. Prepare them to work through conflict

  74. Working with your client to Articulate and define the problem

  75. Push clients into a creative zone to get unstuck

  76. Make sure the client is doing the work

  77. Thinking outside the box

  78. Reframing the situation

  79. Teaching the art of reflection

  80. A catalyst for change

  81. Changing how you relate to yourself and others

  82. Is not giving orders

  83. Is a judgment free zone

  84. Comes from a supportive place

  85. Encourage free thinking

  86. Practicing empathy

  87. An experienced individual provides guidance and training

  88. Tailored sessions

  89. Positive

  90. Enthusiastic

  91. Clear communicator

  92. Conveying genuine interest in what others are saying

  93. Absorbing and registering what’s being said

  94. Reflecting with accuracy

  95. Sorting through lots of information

  96. Empowering your clients

  97. Being approachable

  98. Being patient

  99. Having a sense of humor

  100. Setting a good example

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