Executive Coaching Adapts to Changing Business Environment

Originally, executive coaching was approached as a remediation effort to correct senior leadership problems. It has evolved into a process that focuses on assisting executives with meeting business and personal goals.
By Ingrid Johnson

The executive coaching process has transformed over the last two decades. In the past, it was a remediation program designed to help executives overcome leadership deficiencies. Now the coaching process is about helping executives successfully lead while maintaining personal balance and high performance. Coaching is about realizing full potential as a leader in order to meet organizational and personal goals.

The transformation from a process that was largely negative to one that is mostly positive is in response to the changes in the marketplace and advancing technology, and changes in the workforce as new generations enter with different expectations and work styles. It could be summed up as: Executives are coach...

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