What tools do you want to keep on your tool belt? What do you want to have ready at hand because you use them constantly—like a carpenter uses hammer? What will you want to keep in your tool chest, where you’d put the more specialized tools you need to be able to find but don’t necessarily need all the time?
Issue Ten: Personal and Organizational Coaching: Is There a Bridge?
Is the bridge the same for personal and organizational coaching, or does it come in several different forms? Is the design different for those doing personal and life work with their clients, from those working with executives and others working in an organizational setting? Even more importantly, we ask: is there a bridge that crosses between personal and organizational coaching—or are these two different worlds, between which there is a chasm that is not easily crossed?
Issue Nine: The Terrain of Organizational and Executive Coaching
Despite the many attempts to differentiate between two areas of professional coaching–personal and organizational coaching (and often an attempt to define one as somehow superior to the other), there are clearly many overlaps and many successful practitioners work in both areas. We have chosen to devote two separate issues to these two areas in large part because there is too much to say about both personal and organizational coaching to place in one issue. This ninth issue of The Future of Coaching is devoted to the challenge of coaching in an organizational setting — often with women and men who occupy key leadership positions in this setting.
Issue Eight: The Terrain of Personal and Life Coaching
This is the first of two issues devoted to the pillars of professional coaching. One pillar is organizational and executive coaching, the other (to which this issue is devoted) is personal and life coaching. While we are reviewing each in separate issues, we believe that they are intricately interwoven. Whether that person being coaches works in an organization or is an organization unto themselves is not necessarily the defining factor of our work. We write “an organization unto themselves” deliberately to highlight the obvious observation of our profession: that people are quite complex in their history, experiences, actions and desires.1K Club