Coaching the Coach…Training and Certifying Leadership Coaches

Effective executive and senior business coaches are trained and experienced professionals helping others reach their highest potential. They are exactly what businesses need in an era of uncertainty and rapid change.

- By Ingrid Johnson

Executive and senior leadership coaching has been a business practice for many years, but it takes on new importance in the current business climate of rapid and often unpredictable change. Once representing a desperate effort to help managers overcome leadership difficulties, coaching has evolved into a strategic tactic for developing high-potential leaders within organizations.

There are a growing number of executive coaching training and certification programs, and selecting the right coach for the job is critical to program success. Understanding how high-quality coaches are trained and the skills they must possess can help organizations choose the right people for the right coaching job.

Coaches can be external or...

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