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Development of Coaches: VII. Are There Any Differences between Personal and Organizational Coaches?

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Results from the items associated with this question about recent coaching experiences are interesting in that a comparable question (which we analyzed above) concerning the long-term perceptions of coaches (“Since you began formally coaching”) yielded some interesting differences. By contrast, there were virtually no differences of any significance in the responses to items about recent experiences. The organizational coaches were a bit more positive than were the personal coaches, but the differences (if any) were minor. Organizational coaches perceive themselves to be a bit more skillful in practicing coaching than do the personal coaches who responded to this survey, and feel more like they have a growing sense of enthusiasm about engaging in the coaching enterprise than do their personal coaching colleagues.

As we move to our report on the final two questions, we wish to note that the respondent scale changes from a 1-5 rating to a scale that ranging from plus 3 to minus 3. Hence, the mean scores will usually be lower than is the case with the previous questions.


Question: How much influence has each of the following had on your OVERALL development as a coach?


Personal Coaching


Organizational Coaching





P Level

Experiences in coaching clients





Variance =0.17

t = -1.07

df =197



Taking coaching specific courses, seminars or workshops (including online courses) Mean=2.43



Variance =0.70

t = 1.55

df =195






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