Michael R. Green
Saint Mary 's University of Minnesota
Schools of Graduate & Professional Programs
OL633 Economic and Political Contexts
Semester: Summer 2010
Gerald H. Ellis (Jerry), Ed. D.
July 7, 2010
Introduction and Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze the field of Executive Coaching to understand the important competencies required for coaching. More specifically, with numerous coaching models, unlimited coaching approaches, and an ever increasing body of analysis and lessons learned, the key question this paper will answer is: what are the most effective core competencies required to be an effective Executive Coach. This paper will be the first of three that will have that common goal. The focus on each paper will be as such.
• Paper #1 (this paper) will focus on the history of coaching, what its objectives are, who the primary actors are and what interests, interactions, and institutions operate in this discipline. This paper will also begin to look at core competencies that have been applied to date with some success.
• Paper #2 will focus on the current state of the executive coaching domain, how recent changes have impacted the discipline, and to look at more advanced competencies and their effectiveness.
• Paper #3 will analysis and focus on where the overall domain of leadership is heading, what the future of leadership looks like, and the development of a aggregate set of the best core competencies for effective executive coaching.
Background and Important Information
Coaching has been a part of the American and Global culture and history for many years. According to Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaching/)The general term refers to an activity of a coach in developing the skills, talents, and capabilities of coachees. “Methodologies for coaching are positioned away from the directive or the
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