The question of when to use an executive coach can seem tricky at first glance. It is also one that attracts numerous confusing explanations. Today, I offer three considerations: stuckness, willingness and importance, which provide a simple framework for answering this question. Stuckness The subjects that can be covered through executive and life coaching are […]Read more →
Have you ever found yourself floundering or a bit lost in a coaching conversation when your coachee goes off on a tangent or when you’re not sure which topic to discuss next? “Contracting,” or agreeing on how you and your coachee are going to spend your time together, is essential to coaching because it keeps […]Read more →
Sponsor versus Coachee This is one of my live coaching transcripts with a corporate client: Coach: “On a scale of 0-10, how passionate are you about the goal you and your supervisor just set for yourself?” Client: “Three.” Coach: “How involved were you in creating this goal for yourself?” Client: “I don’t feel passionate when […]Read more →
It’s been one of those weeks around my place. I just replaced the telephone and internet service—it’s never smooth! Crews have just finished replacing natural gas lines; holes and pipes and workmen in the neighborhood. And now, NOW, I get notice that my road will be resurfaced! I will grant you that a smooth street […]Read more →
Executive coaching is a powerful and effective development intervention used by many organizations around the globe. Although those involved in executive coaching processes often report good results, it is worthwhile to be aware of traps that may harm coaching practices inside organizations. There are different designations of executive coaching and here I use Joo’s1 definition: […]Read more →
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