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Effective Modern Coaching by Myles Downey

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– Chapter 3 –

The effective coaching proposition

This chapter lays out my proposition for effective coaching. It is what I believe coaching can be. The next chapter is a description of the effective coaching model—the nuts and bolts. In leading up to the proposition, I will play out a number of definitions of coaching in order to continue to build a full sense of the concept.

A definition

The following is a definition of coaching that has some currency and is used at the School of Coaching:

Coaching is the art of facilitating the performance, learning, and development of another.

It is worth looking at some of the individual words in this definition. I will start with the word performance. Coaching in business is ultimately concerned with performance, ...

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