V Williams, J Wright International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2007
This article is an abridged version of a joint interview executed in November of 2004 between senior executive coaches Val Williams and Joan Wright. The interview resulted from a commitment these senior executive coaches made months prior while serving on a seven-member team that organized and led two highly successful panel discussions. With Val Williams in new York and Joan Wright in north Carolina, the coaches entered into a lively “virtual interview discussion” focused on the future. specifically, they offered viewpoints and shared opinions on how the future will affect both executive coaches and executive leadership in the areas of strategic direction, leadership capacity and work-life balance. We enter their conversation at the beginning.