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Bringing Science to Coaching

Bringing Science to the Art of Coaching

Bringing Science to the Art of Coaching

Making the most of every coaching session

Interest in helping leaders to become better coaches is at an all time high. Surveys show that employees want a great deal more coaching than they receive and there are signs that corporate America is finally responding in two ways: 1) they are train­ing managers to be better coaches and 2) they are using external coaches. With all this investment, what can be done to insure that it pays off with the highest possible return? There is great inconsistency in the quality and effectiveness of coaches, and the field is attracting more people at a rapid rate.

To expand and improve the art of coaching triggers a series of extremely important questions. Indeed, the future success of coaching may lie in our ability to find answers to these basic questions.

The Key Questions
1. To what degree does coaching really pay off? Is this just one more in a long line of manage­ment fads?
2. How can we increase the effectiveness of each coaching session?
3. How can the process of coaching be made more consistent?
4. What is the appropriate goal for coaching, and how much change can we expect?
5. What is it about the coaches’ personality or behavior that makes the most positive impact?

In this white paper, we’ll highlight how many of these questions may be addressed by:

  • Applying research from a variety of allied disciplines
  • Applying lessons learned from other successful initiatives that are closely related to coaching
  • Using research conducted in business and public service organizations
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