Coaching is the process of helping make things possible for others.
What is a coach?
"A coach is someone who chooses to invest what they've been given to accelerate someone else's development or accomplishment." (Coach Hacks) The purpose of a coach is not to give you all the correct answers, but to search for the right questions. A coach will not do the work for you, but they will help you discover what you can do.
What is my responsibility?
Just like a sports coach doesn't get to play a part in the game, neither does your coach. If you do not choose to make changes and hold yourself accountable, then you will see little success with a coach.
What is my coaches responsibility?
The coach will be available for regular meetings, be an active and good listener, and ask good coaching questions. A coach is someone that believes the answers already live inside of you and that you are more than equipped. A coach will help you explore what could be, and help you identify how to get there.