Business coaching is a personal and process-oriented form of counseling, in which mainly professional topics are dealt with.
For example, business coaching helps in career planning with questions such as:
- Which jobs are right for me?
- How do I plan my career or my next step?
- Should I change my career now or should I wait?
- Other subject areas would be interview preparation, or the
- concrete planning of entering a new company or starting a new job.
Business coaching also plays a major role in leadership development, for example:
- Preparation when direct management responsibility is assumed for the first time
- 90-day plan for starting a management role
Personal development also plays a major role in executive coaching.
Coaching also supports change management projects or as preparation for challenging discussions or presentations.
For individuals even without managerial responsibility, business coaching is often about:
- Increase of own performance, for example through improved time management, better planning or conflict resolution
- Strategic goal setting for projects
- Changes in the workplace
- Coping with tensions and crises
In contrast to consulting, where mostly technical advice or the transfer of specific knowledge are in the foreground, in business coaching a coachee works out his or her individual solutions under the guidance of a coach. Questioning techniques, visualizations or other exercises are used.
Business coaching can also fulfill many other tasks, e.g .:
- As part of a mentoring concept
As life coaching
Sparing partner or sounding board
However, there is a clear distinction between psychotherapy and social counseling.