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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coaching, coaching jobnoun

    the job of a professional coach


  1. Coaching

    Coaching is a form of development in which an experienced person, called a coach, supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. The learner is sometimes called a coachee. Occasionally, coaching may mean an informal relationship between two people, of whom one has more experience and expertise than the other and offers advice and guidance as the latter learns; but coaching differs from mentoring by focusing on specific tasks or objectives, as opposed to more general goals or overall development.


  1. coaching

    Coaching is a process that involves developing individuals or teams by providing guidance, feedback, mentorship and training. This is often done by instilling new skills, improving existing ones, setting and achieving goals, and fostering personal or professional growth. A coach may be an expert in a particular field or sector and is usually equipped with the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to effectively assist and motivate others towards success. It can be applied in various contexts such as sports, business, education, life, and more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coaching

    of Coach


  1. Coaching

    Coaching, when referring to getting coached by a professional coach, is a teaching, training or development process in which an individual gets support while learning to achieve a specific personal or professional result or goal. The individual receiving coaching may be referred to as the client or coachee, or they may be in an intern or apprenticeship relationship with the person coaching them. Occasionally the term coaching may be applied to an informal relationship between one individual who has greater experience and expertise than another and offers advice and guidance as the other goes through a learning process. This form of coaching is similar to mentoring. The structures, models and methodologies of coaching are numerous, and may be designed to facilitate thinking or learning new behavior for personal growth or professional advancement. There are also forms of coaching that help the coachee improve a physical skill, like in a sport or performing art form. Some coaches use a style in which they ask questions and offer opportunities that will challenge the coachee to find answers from within him/herself. This facilitates the learner to discover answers and new ways of being based on their values, preferences and unique perspective.

Editors Contribution

  1. coachingverb

    Verb form of the word coach.

    Coaching was a joy he loved as his passion was sport.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coaching in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coaching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of coaching in a Sentence

  1. Nitin Khanna:

    One of my favorite things to tell people when I'm coaching them, is every great executive I've ever known has almost unlimited free time. The most incredible thing someone can learn is how to build that time. If a meeting can be done in five minutes there is no reason to take 15 minutes. I have learned through experience how to prioritize tasks and analyze what needs to be addressed first.

  2. Lou Holtz:

    Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.

  3. Frenchman Mouratoglou:

    I disagree with the fact that the player could say to the coach he should leave because he did the coaching, he provoked a coaching violation, because the player asked the coach to coach them at every match. I'm on tour for 20 years, and we all know that. They all do it because also the players want them to help, you know.

  4. Serena Williams:

    I didn’t get coaching, i don’t cheat! I didn’t get coaching. How can you say that? You owe me an apology. I have never cheated in my life!

  5. Brian Flores:

    I understand the risk. Look, I love coaching football. And I still want to coach, but this is bigger than coaching, this is bigger than me. The numbers speak for themselves as far as the hiring, firing and lack of opportunities for minorities and Black coaches and executives in Black NFL. We need things to change.

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