‘ Coaching is unlocking people's potential to maximise their own performance ’
Timothy Gallwey, ‘The inner game of tennis', (1975)
This section sets out just what ‘coaching' is. What would you think if someone told you they had their own ‘coach'? You'd probably not be surprised if they said they were a top sports player. You might not be that surprised if they said they were a top business executive (though you'd probably wonder a little about what it would mean). And if they said they were a researcher at a university....?
Information, tips and resources, and examples from institutions that have used coaching to support their researchers are provided on the following:
- Defining coaching for researchers
- Key principles of coaching
- How coaching differs to counselling, therapy and mentoring
- The difference between coaching relationships and using coaching skills
- Advantages and disadvantages of different types of coaching relationship
- What happens in a coaching session?