The Wisdom of Coaching: Essential Papers in Consulting Psychology for a World of Change

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ISBN: 978-1-59147-787-7
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What is executive coaching? And, how has it emerged as such a strong subdiscipline of consulting psychology in recent years? Answers to these questions and more are provided in The Wisdom of Coaching: Essential Papers in Consulting Psychology for a World of Change.

Editors Richard R. Kilburg and Richard C. Diedrich have selected 39 essential articles originally published in the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research that delve deeply into what it means to coach senior executives in the world's major corporations.

Along with the practical guidance offered by the numerous case studies, conceptual approaches, and methods presented in the volume by some of the finest thinkers in the field, the editors—both respected executive consultants—explain the history and evolution of executive coaching thus far.

This volume explores the various expectations held by practitioners, clients, and their organizations; the tactics and methods coaches use to help clients improve their performance in a variety of difficult situations; and the feedback given by clients in relation to their experience with coaching.

In sharing a wealth of perspectives and experience, this volume provides a solid grounding in the practice and assessment of executive coaching. Students interested in executive consulting and management as well as practicing coaches will find this volume to be a useful resource that will enhance their ability to deal with challenges and their ability to work with executives one-on-one.

Table of Contents



Introduction: The Historical and Conceptual Roots of Executive Coaching
—Richard R. Kilburg

I. Coaching Definitions, History, Research, and Commentaries

  1. Toward a Conceptual Understanding and Definition of Executive Coaching
    —Richard R. Kilburg
  2. Executive Coaching: A Working Definition
    —Lewis R. Stern
  3. Executive Coaching: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature
    —Sheila Kampa-Kokesch and Mary Z. Anderson
  4. Executive Coaching as an Emerging Competency in the Practice of Consultation
    —Richard R. Kilburg
  5. Further Consideration of Executive Coaching as an Emerging Competency
    —Richard R. Kilburg and Richard C. Diedrich
  6. Trudging Toward Dodoville: Conceptual Approaches and Case Studies in Executive Coaching
    —Richard R. Kilburg
  7. Executive Coaching: The Road to Dodoville Needs Paving With More Than Good Assumptions
    —Rodney L. Lowman
  8. Executive Coaching: An Outcome Study
    —Karol M. Wasylyshyn

II. Coaching Approaches

  1. Executive Coaching
    —Harry Levinson
  2. Executive Coaching: A Continuum of Roles
    —Robert Witherspoon and Randall P. White
  3. Coaching at the Top
    —Fred Kiel, Eric Rimmer, Kathryn Williams, and Marilyn Doyle
  4. Executive Coaching at Work: The Art of One-on-One Change
    —David B. Peterson
  5. Coaching Executives
    —Lester L. Tobias
  6. An Iterative Approach to Executive Coaching
    —Richard C. Diedrich
  7. Business-Linked Executive Development: Coaching Senior Executives
    —Thomas J. Saporito
  8. The Cognitive–Behavioral Approach to Executive Coaching
    —Mary Jo Ducharme
  9. Rational–Emotive Behavior Therapy: A Behavioral Change Model for Executive Coaching?
    —Jessica Sherin and Leigh Caiger
  10. Action Frame Theory as a Practical Framework for the Executive Coaching Process
    —Tracy Cocivera and Steven Cronshaw
  11. When Shadows Fall: Using Psychodynamic Approaches in Executive Coaching
    —Richard R. Kilburg
  12. The Emerging Role of the Internal Coach
    —Michael H. Frisch
  13. An Integrated Model of Developmental Coaching
    —Otto E. Laske

III. Coaching Challenges, Methods, and Standards

  1. Facilitating Intervention Adherence in Executive Coaching: A Model and Methods
    —Richard R. Kilburg
  2. Coaching Leaders Through Culture Change
    —Judith H. Katz and Frederick A. Miller
  3. Coaching Versus Therapy: A Perspective
    —Vicki Hart, John Blattner, and Staci Leipsic
  4. Multimodal Therapy: A Useful Model for the Executive Coach
    —James T. Richard
  5. Executive Growth Along the Adult Development Curve
    —Steven D. Axelrod
  6. Leadership Dynamics: Character and Character Structure in Executives
    —Len Sperry
  7. Ideas on Fostering Creative Problem Solving in Executive Coaching
    —James T. Richard
  8. Behind the Mask: Coaching Through Deep Interpersonal Communication
    —James Campbell Quick and Marilyn Macik-Frey
  9. Media Perceptions of Executive Coaching and the Formal Preparation of Coaches
    —Andrew N. Garman, Deborah L. Whiston, and Kenneth W. Zlatoper
  10. Executive Coaching: The Need for Standards of Competence
    —Lloyd E. Brotman, William P. Liberi, and Karol M. Wasylyshyn
  11. Lessons Learned in—and Guidelines for—Coaching Executive Teams
    —Richard C. Diedrich

IV. Case Studies

  1. Coaching: The Successful Adventure of a Downwardly Mobile Executive
    —John Blattner
  2. A Case Study of Executive Coaching as a Support Mechanism During Organizational Growth and Evolution
    —Eugene R. Schnell
  3. The Alchemy of Coaching: "You're Good, Jennifer, but You Could Be Really Good"
    —David B. Peterson and Jennifer Millier
  4. The Reluctant President
    —Karol M. Wasylyshyn
  5. Developing the Effectiveness of a High-Potential African American Executive: The Anatomy of a Coaching Engagement
    —Paul C. Winum
  6. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Four Case Studies of a New Tool for Executive Coaching and Restoring Employee Performance After Setbacks
    —Sandra Foster and Jennifer Lendl
  7. Executive Coaching From the Executive's Perspective
    —John H. Stevens Jr.


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