Understanding Coaching: Learn What It Is and What It Isn't

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Date Developed: 12/16/2015. Source: GovLoop. Presenter(s): Carol Goldsmith. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: 30 minutes.


There are many aspects to coaching. You may think know what it is but do you really? First, it’s important to define what a coach is, when to actually apply coaching, how you can be a better coach, and how you can enhance accountability as a coach. The course comprises an overview and introduction, 4 lessons, and a post-course survey.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the basics of coaching, what it is and isn’t.

• Distinguish between coaching and mentoring, coaching and managing, coaching and consulting, and coaching and training.

• Articulate the essential components of all coaching interventions- the “4 A’s.”

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.