Performance coaching typically involves the articulation of desired levels of performance and pathways to achieve those goals. It may also involve the identiﬁcation of current and potential cognitive, behavioural and environmental blocks to performance. Whilst often conducted as a stand-alone intervention (e.g. targeted goal-focused coaching), it is often a subset of a wider coaching intervention involving skills coaching, developmental and remedial coaching strategies (Green, Oades et al. 2006, Grant 2017)
Coaches engaged in performance coaching can be expected to have knowledge and skills associated with:
- Advanced goal-setting
- The principles of motivation and the change process
- An understanding of the relationships between thoughts and behaviours
- Change management.