My student Yeping from China asks:
In the course named Training and Development Strategy (Part 1)，I can’t find the relationship between coaching and its explanation (developing a person's skills or knowledge so their job performance improves what does the word “coach” mean?
A good question. In fact, coaching (as a form of employee development) can be a little difficult to understand clearly even for native English speakers, as it is a new idea and not very clear yet.
Basically, in coaching one person helps another to achieve an improvement in their performance at work.
We will have another class specifically about coaching, mentoring and counselling, where we can examine this topic more in depth. But for now, it might help to understand coaching better by examining some differences between coaching and the more familiar concept of ordinary training.
Here are some usual characteristics of training and coaching, although sometimes they might be done in a different way, and sometimes these characteristics might be mixed together, and some people consider coaching a part of training.
I will give a few links with more on this topic:
I hope this helps with understanding coaching, and thanks for your question.
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G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
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