Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them– Sir John Witmore
I came across this interesting quote by the late Sir John Witmore, a pre-eminent thinker in leadership development and organizational change. It is an interesting quote, and i do believe it is in a way a valid statement, especially in business.
Coaching is not about teaching how things should be done, because in most environments, the only factor that we can predict is change. And when change is an important part of the equation, teaching does not lead to the required goals. Coaching, is giving the ability to detect and learn from mistakes. Coaching is giving the tools that allows the person to detect issues and address them. These tools will unlock your full potential, as they will help you tune and maximize the performance.