Coaching is becoming a recognized way to improve executive and organizational performance. The term executive coaching was coined by the Division of Consulting Psychology of the American Psychological Association, but executive coaching is not therapy. It is a client focused process that engages the executive in conversation to address performance gaps and organizational outcomes. A literature review on executive coaching showed that executive coaching is an international phenomenon that focuses on managerial and leadership development, yet there is little information relating to coaching executive women. This study addresses a gap in the research by specifically focusing on the impact executive coaching is having in the job performance of executive women. The results of this study indicate that executive women are satisfied with their executive coaching experience, are learning skills, changing job behavior, and improving job performance as a direct result of participating in executive coaching.
|Adviser||Keith J. Johansen|
|Subjects||Women's studies; Management; Business education|
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