Ask and ye shall receive.

What is coaching?

According to the International Coach Federation, coaching is defined as such:

Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Coaching is separate and distinct from the following:

Consulting: Assessing an organization's practices and recommending solutions for improvement based on expertise in a specific area.

Mentoring: Offering guidance from one's own experience or in a specific area of career development.

Training: Working towards achievement of specific learning objectives based on a set curriculum.

Counseling: Healing pain, dysfunction or conflict in service of improved emotional state.

2017 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, PwC Research