Multidimensional Executive Coaching

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Multidimensional Executive Coaching

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Author: Ruth L. Orenstein PsyD


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According to a recent study, there is a 40% failure rate among executives in the U.S. today. To combat the difficulties inherent in assuming high-level corporate roles companies are using new tools to help executives achieve maximum effectiveness, including the hiring of an executive coach.

This unique book, written by a trained psychologist and executive coach with decades of experience as a business executive, offers a step-by-step guide to the practice of executive coaching. Using actual case studies, the author builds a multidimensional approach to coaching; clients are encouraged to look at multiple forces in their lives, including the Individual and the Organization, Unconscious Forces, Multi-Level Forces, and their Use of Self. Examining each force then guides the executive coach in joint goal setting, commitment to a coaching contract, meeting objectives, evaluating outcomes, and concluding the coaching process.

Written specifically for graduate students--of applied psychology and related disciplines--who wish to practice executive coaching, this text will enlighten anyone in business who would like to use executive coaching to improve his or her organization.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 25, 2007
  • Page Count 234
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826125668
  • EISBN 9780826125675

Table of Contents 

    List of Figures and Tables
    Foreword by Kenneth Eisold, PhD
    Part I: Multidimensional Executive Coaching: Foundations
  1. Multidimensional Executive Coaching in Action: The Case of Margaret
  2. The State of the Executive Coaching Field: Current and Antecedent Literature
  3. The Conceptual Framework: A Multidimensional Perspective

  4. Part II: Multidimensional Executive Coaching: The Practice
    Phase I: Entry
  5. Initial Contact
  6. Preliminary Meeting
  7. Joint Goal Setting
  8. The Coaching Contract

  9. Phase II: Facilitating Change
  10. Assessment
  11. Feedback
  12. Objectives Setting
  13. Formal Coaching

  14. Phase III: Concluding Coaching
  15. Outcome Evaluation
  16. Concluding the Coaching Process

  17. Part III: Multidimensional Executive Coaching: Practical Considerations
  18. Identifying Potential Coaching Failures: When to Decline or Exit a Coaching Engagement
  19. Implications for Practice

  20. Part IV: Multidimensional Executive Coaching: Bringing It All Together
  21. Multidimensional Executive Coaching: Summary
  22. The Case of Margaret: A Multidimensional Analysis

  23. Appendix A: Sample Contracts
    Appendix A-1: Sample Contract: Full Coaching Project
    Appendix A-2: Sample Contract: Phased Coaching Project with Travel Requirements
    Appendix A-3: Sample Contract: Continuation of Phased Coaching Project
    Appendix B: Sample Coaching Plans
    Appendix B-1: Sample Coaching Plan: Full Coaching Project
    Appendix B-2: Sample Coaching Plan: Phased Coaching Project
    Appendix B-3: Sample Coaching Plan: Continuation of Phased Coaching Project
    Appendix C: Sample 360-Degree Interview Protocols
    Appendix C-1: Sample 360-Degree Interview Protocols: Generic Management Skills
    Appendix C-2: Sample 360-Degree Interview Protocols: Customized Leadership Skills
    Appendix D: Sample Feedback Reports
    Appendix D-1: Sample Feedback Reports: Client A (Clear Strengths)
    Appendix D-2: Sample Feedback Reports: Client B (All Complex)
    Appendix E: Sample Organic Questionnaire