Last week, I delivered a session for Managers focused on developing their people and the use of basic coaching skills in helping people to find new ways of working. We talked for some time about the option of giving advice when coaching. It was a good and interesting debate.  I think this article from the Coaching Academy covers the whole thing quite well  http://www.coachingacademyblog.com/should-coaches-give-advice/#.WHtzVfmLQ2w