Will I benefit from coaching? How will I measure the benefits – and will they be lasting ones? How do I choose the right coach and how can I get the maximum value out of the process?
This book – by an insider with plenty of experience of hiring coaches and acting as a coach – provides a pragmatic insight into executive coaching for those who:
The author emphasizes the importance of commitment from coach, individual and sponsor [the organization] if coaching is to be of real benefit.
‘This is an important, timely and very practical book on a topic of increasing interest to many people in business. McAdam is both a good writer and an original thinker. He has written not a skills book but one which looks at the whole process of coaching in an organisation to see how it ‘fits in’ with all aspects of training and development. The book asks all the relevant questions and provides sound, sensible advice succinctly.’
Prof Adrian Furnham, Dept of Psychology, University College
‘Stuart McAdam’s comprehensive study of the coaching environment will guide coaches and participants to focus on the benefits and avoid the dangers of this aspect of people development.’
Martin Powell, Managing Partner, Withy King Solicitors
‘As an experienced executive coach I found this book a refreshing read. It highlights many underestimated aspects of Executive Coaching and offers a practical framework and tools.’
Dilly Hallett, Consultant Psychologist and Executive Coach
ONE What is executive coaching?
TWO The organizational context
THREE Where executive coaching makes the difference
FOUR How does it work?
FIVE The coach as consultant
SIX What to look for in a coach
SEVEN What to look for as a potential coach
EIGHT Making this book work for you
APPENDIX ONE British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
APPENDIX TWO The British Psychological Society Code of Good Practice for Psychological Testing
APPENDIX THREE The European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Stuart McAdam has worked as a coaching gamekeeper and poacher: he spent eight years as a principal consultant with KPMG
Peat Marwick, was Group Human Resources Director at M&G Reinsurance
and Global Head of HR at Swiss Re Life & Health. He is a Director
of 365 Coaching and a Chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and