Are There Different Types of Coaching?Mar 4th, 2009 | By Tony Stoltzfus | Category: Top Coaching Searches
Coaches 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!