Mapping the Terrain: An Overview of Professional Coaching

  • William J. Courville


THE FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL COACHING IS an often misunderstood phenomenon. There is much debate and confusion about what coaching is and isn’t, what it does and doesn’t do, how it is similar and different from other interventions, and even how it is defined. This chapter provides an overview of the field. It traces the development of coaching from etiology to definition and explores the distinctions between different types of coaching and coaching and other similar interventions.


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