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Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring by Florence M. Stone

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CHAPTER

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Your Role as Coach

Coaching is the Process by which individuals gain the skills, abilities, and knowledge they need to develop themselves professionally and become more effective in their jobs. When people are coached, they can increase both their performance in their current jobs and their potential to do more in the future.

Coaching has received much attention in recent years, as companies hire professional coaches—usually retired executives or consultants with psychological training—to prepare managers and executives with high potential to take on greater responsibility within their organizations. Experts estimate that there are more than 10,000 professional coaches worldwide. A 1999 study of human resources professionals found ...

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