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Inside Scoop: What Are Executives Really Doing in Executive Coaching? (Part 1 of 3)

How are executives really spending their time in coaching? While there is plenty of evidence that executive coaching drives dramatic change and CoachSource clients generally believe in the value of executive coaching, the question often comes up as coaching assignments can be seen as a “black box” with little/no knowledge of what is actually happening.

Executive Coaching

So, You Think You Need a Coach?

You’ve probably heard of executive coaching. Maybe you’ve considered working with a coach, or your boss/HR/others suggested you benefit from coaching. You may even be considering a coach for one of your direct reports.

Executive Coaching

I Want a Coach Who Has Done My Exact Job Before – But Bigger!

“I’m told I can be too hard on people,” said the executive, a director of product development at a Silicon Valley start-up. “I guess that means I need to do a better job of bringing people along.”

Books

Mastering Executive Coaching

(Routledge, 2019) was co-edited with Marshall Goldsmith, Jonathan Passmore, and Brian Underhill. The book brings together the expertise of Master Coaches and provides evidence-based practical chapters on topics including contracting, ethical dilemmas, coaching board members and non-executive directors, and the use of psychometrics. It is essential reading for executive coaches, consultants and trainers who are looking to develop their practice.

Executive Coaching For Results: The Definitive Guide To Developing Organizational Leaders

(Berrett Koehler, 2007) is a comprehensive guide on how to strategically use coaching to maximize development of talent and link the impact of coaching to bottom-line results. The book leverages industry experience and original research conducted with Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies such as Disney, IBM, UBS, Unilever. Topics include integrating coaching into the overall leadership development strategy, locating and screening coaches, developing internal coaching, evaluating coaching assessments and instruments and measuring the impact and ROI of coaching.

Coach Me! Your Personal Board of Directors

(Wiley, 2022) In Coach Me! Your Personal Board of Directors: Leadership Advice from the World’s Greatest Coaches, a team of world-renowned executive coaches and leadership experts delivers a revolutionary collection of contributions from 52 of the globe’s leading management thinkers. Each curated piece explores a critical issue in leadership, covering topics like self-awareness, communication, interpersonal relationships, emotional intelligence, delegation, coaching, change management, transition management, execution, and career development.