What is the difference between training/education/coaching?

Training, education, and coaching are related concepts, but they have distinct differences.

  • Training refers to the process of teaching specific skills or knowledge to an individual or group, with the goal of preparing them to perform a specific task or job.
  • Education refers to the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits through formal or informal instruction. Education is a broader concept than training and encompasses not only specific job-related skills but also general knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Coaching is a process of guiding and mentoring an individual or group to achieve specific goals or improve performance. A coach works one-on-one or with small groups, usually focusing on personal development, professional development, or specific skills.