Life coach. Work coach. Fitness coach. Speech coach. Diet coach. How-to-stop-smoking coach. These days, it seems as if anyone with a website and slick advertising can promote his or her expertise in the burgeoning self-help industry. So how do consumers separate the charlatans from the legitimately qualified? Joan Kofodimos says that educating the public motivated her to produce “the first comprehensive guide to executive coaching.” After all, executives spending an average of $50,000 for a program might as well get their money’s worth. Kofodimos knows her stuff, having entered the field 25 years ago, “before the term executive coaching even existed.” She explains how executives should select coaches and what they can expect from a reputable program. getAbstract strongly recommends that you read this book before embarking on your journey of self-improvement.
In this summary, you will learn
- What executive coaching can – and cannot – fix;
- Why the idea of coaching unnerves many executives; and
- How coaching can put executives back on the fast track.
About the Author
Joan Kofodimos, Ph.D., is a former college professor and a founding partner of a consulting firm that specializes in coaching executives.