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What Communications or Relational Factors Characterize the Method, Skills and Techniques of Executive Coaching?

F Moen, R Kvalsund International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2008

This article aims to clarify executive coaching by describing the coaching process through an examination of relevant theory. Establishing a relationship based on mutuality between the coach and the coachee is central to the coaching process as we see it. For the coachee to achieve independence and greater control of his or her own learning, the coach has to have advanced communication techniques and skills. Thus, the conversation between the coach and coachee, where a case in focus is brought in by the coachee, resides at the heart of the coaching process. We discuss different techniques and skills needed for this process, with the most obvious ones being powerful questioning and active listening.

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