I think business coaching is high-impact when it can drill down to the real core of the issue that an individual is dealing with, provoke new insight in the individual, and empower him/her to take positive action in the right direction. It’s about shifting our thinking, seeing things in a new way, empowering, encouraging, creating an environment where the best part of a person can come out to play.
Somehow coaching has become Coaching, a peculiar and slightly unnatural way of behaving. It’s like a fetish. Fine if it’s practiced between two consenting adults in private, but just don’t include me in it. But Peter Block said it best: “coaching isn’t a profession but a way of being with each other”.