What is coaching?
Coaching is a conversation-based approach to help someone get from where they are right now to where they want to be.
It is based on a beautiful paradigm – that all people are creative, resourceful and whole.
As such, it is 100% non-advisory. You don't tell the person what to do, you help them figure out their next step for themselves.
How? Mostly, by providing them with a space to think – listening intently, repeating back to them what you've heard, highlighting key threads and asking them insightful open-ended questions.