Six Degrees of Contracting: Approaches and Lessons from a Global Coaching Program
J Patel International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2008
In this article, the author outlines the role of coach contracting in Hewlett Packard (HP), a global technology organization. Specifically, critical factors are outlined that have proved valuable for the internal and external coach to establish a mutually acceptable contract prior to a coaching intervention. Core tools and approaches are mentioned and the article closes with a summary of specific factors that can make a difference in the contracting process.