…les people? They want to know when they should be directive, and when they should be non-directive. There is no simple answer to this question; it’s contextual. You have a choice and you need to know when to use each method and why.
At the end of the day, coaching is about helping the individual grow and transform. The more you can draw out their resourcefulness, and their initiative and teach them to think and act on their own, the better your results are going to be.