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What’s the Big Deal About Coaching Contracts?

J Fielder, L Starr International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2008

In this article, Fielder and Starr address the nature of the coaching contract for external coaches offering organizational and executive coaching to individual clients. They begin by reviewing salient characteristics of legal and consulting contracts then focus on coaching contracts. Subsequently, the authors examine coaching contracts from administrative and ethical perspectives. They discuss informal, nested contractual obligations and the expectations parties might have because of the contract entered into. Finally, Fielder and Starr offer concluding remarks about the complicated and complex nature of coaching contracts.

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