Many adjectives can be associated with coaching: ‘executive’, ‘business’, ‘leadership’ and ‘life’ are four of the most common. The fundamental principals of coaching are the same. Create space for the coachee to reflect on their situation, define their goals and develop plans to achieve them using identified strengths. I’ve previously discussed some of those principles.

These principles mean that coaching is not, and should not, be limited to executives. Everyone, at every level of every organisation, has the potential to lead. There is evidence to support this and the concept that coaching is not just for senior executives.

Teachers provide a good example.

In a 2010 study [1] coaching was provided to a group of Australian teachers. The results suggested that coaching increased participants’ abilities to achieve their goals, improve their leadership behaviours, increase resilience and reduce stress.

Coaching is a great support mechanism to help all of our people work towards achieving their potential.

If you would like to discuss coaching options for you or your team, please contact Campbell Leadership Solutions.

[1] Anthony M. Grant, L.S. Green & Josephine Rynsaardt. 2010. Developmental Coaching For High School Teachers: Executive Coaching Goes To School. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Vol 62, No. 3, 151-168.