THE COACH AND MANAGER OR EXECUTIVE RELATIONSHIP

The crux of success for executive coaching comes through the relationship between the coach and the manager or executive.  The relationship begins with ensuring that the selected coach (either by the client or the client’s organization) is a good match with the manager or executive to be coached.  Based on a Harvard Business Review Research Report, it is not recommended that coaches are selected purely based on reputation or experience.  Instead, the client and the coach need to ensure that an open, honest, and authentic relationship can develop, allowing the client to successfully learn and grow.