The word “coaching” literally means to transport someone from one place to another. People use coaching to help them move forward and/or to create some kind of change.
A Coaching Conversation is a highly specialized conversation (or series of conversations) one person has with another. The person who is the coach intends to produce a conversation that will benefit the other person, the client, in a way that relates to the clients learning, self-development and progress.
How does this conversation differ from the one we have with our best friends over the garden wall, a cup of tea or a beer in the pub?