Coach Referral Services: Do They Work?
R Carr International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2008
The latest trend in coaching is to help coaches and clients find each other. The degree to which these services deliver a true match creates questions about their real purpose. The value for either coaches or clients is non-existent or minimal for most of these services. Only two of these services actually interview clients to determine their coachability and screen coaches to determine their competence; the remainder are merely warehouses or computerized databases.