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Are There Different Types of Coaching?

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Top Coaching Searches

citysidewalkCoaches specialize in many different areas. For instance, just among our group of moderators there are coaches who focus on:

  • Coaching ministry leaders
  • Helping you discover and live your life purpose
  • Coaching women
  • Working with married couples
  • Coaching health and wellness issues
  • Making transformational internal changes
  • Coaching missionaries
  • Using coaching in discipleship

There are many other areas: small business and executive coaching, relationship coaching, working with entrepreneurs, ADD coaching, etc. In addition, there are a number of distinct types of coaching. Here are some rough definitions of some of the main categories:

  • Performance coaching is about increasing performance, often at work-getting more done, more efficiently and with better results
  • Life coaching focuses increasing the quality of life through self-discovery-finding who you are and what you were made to do-and then aligning your life with your goals and values. Often a large component is life purpose discovery.
  • Transformational coaching is changing who you are to change what you do.
  • Organizational coaching is about coaching the whole organization: it focuses on changing organizational cultures and setting and meeting organizational goals.

If you know of another general type of coaching, or have a better definition for the above, feel free and leave a comment below!

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