13. Coaching and Organization Development

An executive coaching engagement begins following a leadership development program in which the coach worked with the client on her multi-rater feedback. The client was recently promoted and coaching was offered as one means of support for her leadership transition. During the contracting process, the coach learns that not only is the client undergoing a leadership transition, the organization is challenged by the ambivalent succession of a beloved leader who is also the manager and longstanding sponsor and mentor of her client. While the coaching engagement is viewed by the organization as an individual level intervention, the coach recognizes that in order to facilitate a successful leadership transition ...

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