The Marine Corps fosters an environment that promotes personal and professional growth through the exchange of information, skills, attitudes, and behaviors. These developmental relationships improve your performance and are grounded in trust.
•Occur at every level
•Occur in any circumstance
•Benefit all parties involved
•Augment the transformation of followers into leaders
Remember, every Marine is simultaneously a leader and a follower, and you must be an active participant in all of your relationships.
Coaching is a one-on-one relationship where the coach helps a Marine move to a desired state of performance. It provides flexible guidance that focuses on a Marine's strengths and opportunities to succeed.
Throughout the coaching process, the Marine continually communicates, elicits feedback, and self reflects to improve upon or develop new behaviors.
The coach identifies strengths and developmental needs, and provides insight or suggestions on how to build knowledge and skills.
Coaching provides Marines with the opportunity to create and sustain their own development opportunities; accept responsibility for their performance; and build stronger skills, abilities, and unit cohesion.
Marine Corps leaders use coaching to develop their subordinates so that they may assume greater leadership roles.