Often there is speculation over performance coaching as to what clients are actually learning. When used in the workplace, performance coaching is more related to the increase in learning skills as opposed to being taught something new. This is for people who want to get more control over their priorities and get the motivation to achieve their goals.
Professional performance coaching is about pushing forward through perusing learning and change in aid of reaching a goal or a target, it is about having someone there to push you past the boundaries that would normally hold you back and constantly pushing you forward. Many performance coaches will agree the reasons for people underachieving in areas within their lives can be summarised into three different points.
Firstly, having limited beliefs about what you could be capable of achieving. Secondly, it is more often than not that the goals set are not motivating enough. Lastly and most important is the fear of failure which can derive from setting out on something new.
Training can be divided into different areas and labels, the area where you choose to focus on will be decided between you and your coach, these areas can range from problems such as focus and productivity to improving accelerated commitment and learning.
You might choose to use a performance coach at a point when you feel as though you could be performing better at a certain time. Some coaches choose to specialise in one area such as leadership and presentation skills or events such as an initial business start-up.
Coaching could work through telephone and email contact but a lot of the time coaches prefer face to face sessions to help build a better and more focused relationship.