This document provides a summary of selected literature, models and current practices in coaching for the purpose of developing an understanding of commonalities between good coaching models and practices. This summary is by no means exhaustive, however it considers a variety of models and practices some of which originated in the corporate sector as well as education-specific materials. The models selected are well referenced and/or have a recognised track record. This approach has been taken so that lessons can be taken from existing work in both the corporate and education sectors. Key themes have emerged from these cross-sector lessons which have been used to underpin the associated resources.