Executive coaching is an increasingly popular and important part of overall executive development in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. At the present time, large numbers of people say they do executive coaching, representing a wide range of kinds and levels of knowledge bases, competencies, and credentials. Education levels of those who practice executive coaching vary widely—from doctoral degrees to no college degree. There are currently no universally recognized and accepted standards for practice, and definitions of executive coaching vary. However, a number of university-based and private coach training and certification programs have been established in the past 15 to 20 years.

Over that same period, within psychology, some significant theoretical and conceptual frameworks have been identified and proposed, and applied research conducted on (a) factors ...

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