Just read a great post by Nicky Howe about the Queen as Mentor/Coach. There are some principles here beyond coaching, in relation to the way we deal with people day by day. Rather than trying to “manage” people and relationships, or trying to put people right, there is great value in facilitating conversations of learning.
The mentor/coach’s role, is to facilitate a conversation in which there is a flow from one stage to another, and ultimately from general problem to specific solution(s). To ‘Do’ Coaching is to facilitate a process of learning and achievement. As a facilitator, a coach oversees, advises, and manages the process of learning and of gaining results. They are responsible for directing the structure, and focusing the conversation to support client learning and achievement.