As a trained coach from the Hudson Coaching Institute, my coaching bias is directed at the whole person in order to help my clients effectively manage change. This is especially critical in executive coaching where today's leader is expected to leverage relationships to influence others for the purpose of achieving results.
I use the navigator as a coaching metaphor to help describe my role as a coach, i.e., setting the course and managing the process, guiding the client through his or her agenda. In Hudson's thinking this is described as 'leading from behind'.
Throughout the coaching process, my objective is to help my client buildself-awareness for the purpose of producing future, self-directed change. This includes taking ownership - and committing to follow up on the action steps they identify in the coaching process. This approach sets the stage for the my clients to be successful.