There are many misconceptions about what coaching is and the various forms it can take. The field of coaching is diverse and covers many different areas of development. At its most basic, coaching is a discourse; a conversation between two people.

Dr Sharon Munyaka – one of the participants in the last Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) ENGAGE session for 2022 hosted on 11 October, explained just what coaching is and the different styles and types of coaching that people can participate in.

Dr Munyaka (above) is a registered Industrial and Organisational Psychologist and was one of the pioneers of research in positive organisational scholarship at the Nelson Mandela University. She does leadership coaching across sectors with a keen interest in high potential leaders moving up the leadership pipeline. She is accredited on Results Based Coaching, ORSC, LUMINA and the Enneagram and teaches coaching modules at business schools.