Leadership coaching reflects a dynamic between coach and client that keeps evolving and is qualitatively different from other methods mostly used in leadership development. This make evaluation of the effectiveness of leadership coaching quite challenging. This paper presents an integrated framework for evaluating coaching that deals with:
- Client/coach relationship
- Coaching process
- Summative evaluations based on coaching outcomes.
Further, 49 leadership coaching methodologies are synthesized which reveals that the most frequently assessed outcomes for coaching success are self-reported by clients and their subjective evaluations of their changes as well as their (client’s) perceptions of coaching effectiveness.
There is no better judge of the success of leadership coaching than evaluating the experience and outcomes of the coaching by the participants themselves which is more reliable than any derived data analysis or 3rd party evaluation can determine.
Needless to say, coaching is a very personal and independent experience where the results are facilitated between the process of coaching and the results that are a valuable synthesis between the parties and the mutual outcomes involved.
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