Coaching, guiding, mentoring may all be considered to be interactive efforts on the part of a client with a trained professional for the purpose of achieving successful responses, solutions, improvements in business operations, interpersonal communications and relationships, balancing career, educational, personal needs, educational performance, etc. Information sharing, collaborative exchanging of life experience, exploring options, creating planfulness, studying options and fine tuning strategies in response to needs, personnel issues, challenges of all sorts, resolving problems, all in relationship to achieving optimal career experience, personal development and success in whatever domain of operations is involved.
Coaching is not controlling the client. Initial history for the purpose of evaluating a variety of circumstances, qualities, and experiences is essential for accurate attunement of the therapist-coach collaboration in identifying areas and aspects of client development in harmony with their dreams and their strengths. Problems in functions are really opportunities to rewrite life messages and scripts that are going to benefit from modest to significant creative reframing of behaviors and communications with others.