This course area covers the fundamental aspects of being a coach. You will learn the difference between coaching and other forms of “helping” such as consulting, mentoring, training, therapy etc. We also teach you the various influences that have created and impacted the development of coaching, and we cover the main skills and attributes required to be a coach. Finally, in this introductory course we cover one of the skills central to your success in the whole program – self-directed learning. People are naturally creative and resourceful, and are always in charge of their own learning.