What Coaching Really Is

It sure is frustrating when people who know little about the situation are directive and dismissive. This is what normally happens with “friends” “giving advice” on work/professional situations.
Very often people need to talk out ideas and strategies, brainstorm options, sort possibilities, and bounce off ideas, and evaluate with someone else. I agree: that is more what coaching is. Thanks for clarifying.
Sometimes people do need training or information from someone more knowledgeable.

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