Close to the Heart: Coaching Entrepreneurs in Closely Held Enterprises
W Bergquist, S Boland International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2005
Based on their own work with entrepreneurs, particularly in closely held enterprises, Bergquist and Boland have come to an important conclusion: organizational coaches can play an important role in assisting entrepreneurs to meet a set of distinctive challenges associated with leadership in closely held enterprises. In this article, Bergquist and Boland identify some of these challenges and suggest how an organizational coach might help an entrepreneur more effectively meet these challenges. They examine, in particular, the unique challenges that an organizational coach faces when working with entrepreneurs who are leading closely held enterprises.