Simply put, coaching is a listening and reflective question technique applied by the coach to assist the coachees in designing and making the change they want to see in their work, careers, relations, lives ...
Coaching can be a powerful tool in making the best of what constitutes the coachee, i. e. you: Personality, mental and physical disposition, talents, skills, experience, strengths and even what the you may perceive as weaknesses.
Coaching is different from consulting and advising. The coach helps the coachees develop, structure and focus their thoughts and become fully aware of drivers and obstacles. On that basis, the coachees unlock and develop their own ideas, solutions, strategies as well as the determination and energy to put them into action.
Coaching is future-oriented. In that, it differs from therapy that can solve conflicts of the past.
A coach does not tell you what to do because you know what feels best for you. However, the coach helps you become aware of what exactly will take you just that important step further.
Mentor-coaching means that the coach gives you a hint or shares what has worked for others - if you so wish and the coach thinks it appropriate. You will be coached on a possible option to check whether it could also work for you.