Coaching can broadly be placed into 4 categories for a better understanding of the concept –

  • Life
  • Executive
  • Leadership
  • Sports

We normally relate coaching to sports be it cricket, football, swimming etc. But that’s just one aspect of coaching.

How Coaching Is Done

Sports Coaching is Directive – wherein the Coach tells you what to do to perform better. The other types of Coaching are Non-Directive – meaning that the Coach merely facilitates you towards meeting your goal.

A Coach guides you to explore your potential and possibilities for you to eventually come up with your own solutions to solve your issues or achieve your goals. The Coach does not advise/suggest/direct, as this process fundamentally believes in every individual’s capability to find their own solutions; a Coach’s job is to help bring about this realisation. The beauty of coaching lies in the sense of empowerment you feel when you accomplish your goal – without being told what or how to do it. It motivates you to dream bigger!

Except for the initial face to face session, coaching can be done telephonically for a mutually decided period, at a time and date that works for you making the process extremely convenient. It’s beneficial to just about anyone and everyone.

All coaching conversations are protected by a confidentiality contract which the Coach is ethically sworn to.

A Coach challenges you to step out of your comfort zone, supporting you all the way to get the results you want, in both – personal and/or professional aspects of your life.

Gauri's Credentials

Gauri is accredited by one of the apex international bodies and offers all except Sports Coaching.

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What Coaching Focuses On

Life Coaching, for instance, is focused on personal issues like Relationships, Self Confidence, Personal Growth, Stress Management etc.

Executive and Leadership Coaching, is helpful for professionals looking to enhance their careers. If Executive Coaching focuses more on operational issues faced by executives and mid-level managers, Leadership Coaching pays special emphasis to areas of challenge for senior management and leadership teams.


You can contact me from here or via my Facebook page so we can discuss a way forward once I’ve fully understood your need for coaching. The commercials and commitment are discussed before signing a contract, for a mutually decided time frame.

We can then begin with telephonic coaching sessions at convenient time slots planned on a weekly basis.


Once your issue is presented, I will know and communicate the same to you. Although the process is different, it would not make much of a difference to you, as I offer both coaching and counselling.
However, coaching is very effective for lifestyle management, work life balance and goal oriented concerns, both, in the personal as well as professional space.


A coaching session can be anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and is mutually decided by the client and coach.


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