Types of Coaching

There are many types of professional coaching specialites.  A coach might operate with a specific focus, or lens, depending on the client, the need and the context.  Here are some of the most common types of coaching:

Life Coaching 
Audience: Individuals of any type, age, or profession
Focus: Creating a more fulfilled life; Identifying values, purpose, goals and dreams; Recognizing barriers; Taking action towards goal achievement. 

Business Coaching
Audience: Entrepreneurs and business owners
Focus: Business growth and success; Identifying goals for the future while improving current operations.

Executive Coaching
Audience: Business executives or senior leaders
Focus: Improving leadership abilities; Managing organizational change; Finding work/life balance; People and performance management. 

Career Coaching
Audience: Working individuals of any type, or those seeking employment
Focus: Identifying individual strengths, passions & interests; Career vision and goals; Finding fulfillment and purpose through work; Clarifying the best "fit" between a person and a career or organizational culture; Accelerating one's career path.

Leadership Coaching
Audience: Individuals of any type who want to improve or gain leadership skills
Focus: Exploring the definition and nature of leadership; Identifying leadership strengths and areas of improvement; Emotional intelligence or "soft skills"; Defining a future vision for oneself as a leader; Taking action towards leadership goals.

Internal Coaching
Audience: Employees who are being coached by someone who works at their organization
Focus: Improving effectiveness and performance as an employee; Conflict management; Communication; Identifying employee strengths and opportunities for development.

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