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A quasi-formal teaching format in the UK which consists of a one-to-one relationship between a doctor or manager and a student/apprentice that aims to teach and improve performance, usually by focusing on achieving predefined objectives within a specific time period. The role of the coach is to create a supportive environment in which to challenge and develop the critical thinking skills, ideas and behaviour of the person being coached, so that they might reach their full potential.

Sport medicine
The provision of skilled and experience-based training and assistance to one or more athletes, often by personnel who once practised the same sport, to improve the athletes’ skill in the sport of interest.

Patient discussion about coaching

Q. I am not comfortable with my coach so what else can I do to …. I joined swimming to feel better and to get rid of my present health issues. Now I can stay afloat. I am not comfortable with my coach so what else can I do to ….

A. well MarkelForest, welcome, it appears that you are human :)
i myself try to stay in shape and continue my regular workouts. but from some reason i always find excuses (and damn good ones!) why not go out running, why not go swimming. we came to the mathematical conclusion that :
a good excuse = what we want in life
i want to be a in shape? not having enough time equals staying in shape...

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This represents a significant increase, and the number of persons seeking coaching continues to grow as individuals refer their colleagues for coaching.
Technically, you can brand yourself as a coach--or offer coaching services through your EAP--immediately.
and most anywhere else, ICF is the leading organization, and lists many accredited coaching training programs on their website (https://www.
One valuable factor of ICF-based training is mentor coaching, in which a trained and credentialed coach directly observes the work of trainees (through audio or video recordings) and follows up with the trainee for point-by-point feedback.
Credentialing is becoming increasingly more important in the coaching industry, with more clients and corporate sponsors starting to demand certification.
One approach is to prioritize eligibility for the highest-ranking members of the organization, while another is to offer coaching to those with the potential to make the greatest impact (who may not be the highest-ranking employees).
Given limited eligibility, marketing of EAP-based coaching services must be targeted.
To thoroughly narrate the value of your EAP to stakeholders, you will need to track utilization and outcomes of coaching services.
Once your program is firmly established, you can expand your career with activities such as mentor coaching, coaching supervision, coach-as-manager training, etc.
If you remain unconvinced of the fit between EAP and coaching, here is a definition from EAPA's website (EAPA, 2011):
Jason Sackett, LCSW, PCC, CEAP, regularly speaks to EA professionals about adding coaching to their skill set, and about increasing their program's value with expansion into coaching services.
ICE global coaching client study: Executive summary April 2009.