Performance training is a term commonly used in business. Life coaches can use this approach when they deal with clients who come to them for professional training services. There are all different levels of professionals that would come to a life coach for their professional coaching needs. For example, a person might be fresh out of college. They might have practiced scenarios in the classroom about how things will be when they graduate, and they start working in their career fields.
They might have even read their books about how things will be. These books have been written by industry insiders. However, the only real way for the college graduate to gain their real world experience, is to show up to work and experience the job and experience life. Because this person is brand new to their career fields, they will have so many questions and they will make so many mistakes. Performance coaching can help them in a couple of ways.
First, they can gain feedback about their mistakes and learn how not to make the same mistakes. They can also learn any inside unwritten codes and rules that might apply to their situation. They might think of taking steps towards promotion, and now they feel the confidence that they need to move like that. Of course this person wants to make sure they get everything right, and that they look good in front of management.
Life coaches in this situation will encourage them, and consider this person responsible for their promotional goals. They will ensure that this person has a checklist to set it on the right track. When this person has reached their goals, the life coach can then celebrate with them, and then get them on the path of growth so that they can fit into their new position smoothly.