CHAPTER24Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach: Amber’s Story

PEOPLE COME TO EXECUTIVE COACHING FROM MANY DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS. THE USUAL PROFILE INCLUDES EDUCATION IN HELPING PROFESSIONS OR IN ORGANIZATIONAL DISCIPLINES AND EXPERIENCE in leadership development, talent management, or human resources. Less frequent is the line manager or executive who aspires to become an executive coach.

In order to illustrate the range of backgrounds that coaches come from, this chapter profiles the experience of one of those line managers who felt a calling to become a coach and found a way to make it happen in her career.1 We hope Amber’s story helps you understand and anticipate what you may experience in becoming an exceptional ...

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