Definition of 'Coaching'

The definition of Coaching, as published in August 2022 is:

Coaching is a range of skills, tools, and techniques used within the Coaching industry by Coaches.

In the November 2017 The State of Play in European Coaching and Mentoring, Executive Report 20171: coaching is defined as ‘A Socratic‐based future‐focused dialogue between a facilitator (coach) and a participant (coachee/client), where the facilitator uses open questions, active listening, summaries and reflections which are aimed at stimulating the self‐awareness and personal responsibility of the participant’.



Currently, all information provided by and correspondence with the IRCM is in English.