|Definition of Coaching
is a facilitative one-to-one, mutually designed relationship between a
professional coach and a key contributor who has a powerful position in the
organization. This relationship occurs in areas of business, government,
not-for-profit, and educational organizations where there are multiple
stakeholders and organizational sponsorship for the coach or coaching group.
The coaching is contracted for the benefit of a client who is accountable for
highly complex decisions with wide scope of impact on the organization and
industry as a whole. The focus of the coaching is usually focused on
organizational performance or development, but may also have a personal
component as well. The results produced from this relationship are observable
and measurable, commensurate with the requirements the organization has for the
performance of the person being coached."
-Executive Coaching definition, agreed to by the 36 participants of
the International Executive Coaching Summit, October 1999, Orlando,
Points of the Definition
||A relationship exists between Coach and high-level individual(s) of
||The relationship occurs in and is sponsored by differing kinds of
organizations with multiple stakeholders.
||Coaching is for the benefit of a person with high levels of
responsibility and broad scope of impact.
||Focus of the coaching may be both organizational and personal
||Outcomes are observable and measurable, and match organizational
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