People engage in coaching generally because they want a supportive and trained professional who can help them find out how to improve/change their present situation: they either want more of what they have already achieved, with less effort, or they want something different. At times people engage a coach because they do not know what they want, and the coach provides the appropriate guidance to find out.
In a coaching relationship you- the client- get the space to clarify your values, your assumptions and your goals with an experienced and well trained person in the process of bringing about your desired goals.
The skill of a coach is in encouraging you to find out what really motivates you, what are your core values and how you go about manifesting them in your every day life. In the case of misalignment between values and goals/actions, a skilled coach helps you find the clarity necessary to bring about a more generative way of thinking, so that you can achieve your purpose in a congruent, relaxed and successful manner.