The following article was trying to summarize the effectiveness of executive coaching and is executive coaching worth it. A quick take on this article concluded nothing except that coaching is subjective and the best rule of thumb for coaching is if it makes one feel more effective. Unfortunately, in real professional coaching that a person might see in the Fall occurring on Sunday’s is that there is nothing subjective or that has to do with ones’ feelings because real professional coaching is all about real results and real success. It’s win or lose, that’s the essence of real professional coaching.

Anyone who is a leader knows when it counts, the results matter. An executive in charge of the department or the entire organization has the responsibility of ensuring the success of the team and relying on a subjective coaching methodology is a waste of time and money because it has to be all about the results not coaching. This is exactly the main focus for Maximum Performance and the difference between being a winner or a loser. So while the debate continues over the question is executive coaching worth it the one definite is that Maximum Performance is worth it if results and success matters.

Why executive coaching is worth $500 an hour - Quartz

Why executive coaching is worth $500 an hour – Quartz
http://qz.com/157789/why-executive-coaching-is-worth-500-an-hour/

The most comprehensive and rigorous meta-analysis of professional coaching ever conducted was just published in print, and the results are unambiguous: Coaching in a businesses context “has significant positive effects on performance and skills, well-being, coping, work attitudes, and goal-directed self-regulation.”

 Writing in The Journal of Positive Psychology, Tim Theebooma, Bianca Beersmaa and Annelies E.M. van Vianena of the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam conclude that “In general… coaching is an effective tool for improving the functioning of individuals in organizations.” That’s good news, considering that, as the authors note, coaching is a $3 billion a year industry worldwide, and, as the Harvard Business Review estimated, the median rate for an executive coach is $500 an hour.
Theebooma et al. are so thorough in their analysis that they spend large sections of their paper outlining the flaws of many of the studies of the effectiveness of coaching, and their discursive style, while dense, yields a number of important takeaways…

 

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What Can Coaches Do for You? – HBR

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