Coaching traditionally has been the art and science of stimulating, vitalizing and facilitating the learning, development and performance of an individual - the protégée. Practice of coaching has been prevalent in sports, warfare and performing arts since time immortal. It is now being put into practice successfully in the field of business.

2Coaching technique is now employed by organizations to enhance individual’s work performance, leadership skills and accountability. Coaching process further facilitates a superlative team performance by ensuring individual excellence. In addition the process helps individuals to connect with their inner self, unleash the full potential and awaken deeply embedded life interests.1

Effective coaching has holistic benefits for both the individual (protégée) and the organization. The protégée as a result experiences enthusiasm and joy at workplace as he begins to unravel his true self, improve his competencies, achieve larger goals and deliver higher performance. The organization benefits from this growing people capability and produces extraordinary results.

The relevance of coaching is further accentuated by the acute dearth of leadership talent. At the senior management level, as a leader each professional has the responsibility of being a coach and a teacher to subordinates and ensure that they are groomed as future leaders in the organization. Thus, coaches nurture future leaders and initiate higher level of performance and in the process help organization in higher retention.

Coaching, therefore, is the process of harnessing the latent capability of an individual and channelizing it to produce extraordinary individual, team and organizational results thereby making the impossible possible.