The soft skills dictionary

The definition of key words related to coaching, personality tests, psychometrics or skills development.

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The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” This generally involves guiding clients to find their own solutions through a series of questions. Often, we use the term “coaching” in a wider sense to a management practice that involves asking team members questions and listening to their responses to help team members develop and grow in their role. For example, a team member might be experiencing some difficulties in directing a project for the first time. Instead of telling the team member what to do, the manager could offer coaching by asking questions, listening carefully, and asking follow-up questions to guide the team member to a solution.

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