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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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SPECIAL POPULATION NEEDS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR COACHING

Studies in this section place a spotlight on coaching populations that are more narrowly defined than such broad categories as “executive.” In these studies, the coaching needs of clients are identified on the basis of a number of differentiating traits, including personality, gender, ethnicity, and position status.

Within the broader category of executive or leadership coaching, several studies examined the needs and relevant strategies for working with clients at different ends of the performance spectrum. Levy, Cober, and Miller (2002) offered suggestions for coaching transformational leaders. Vloeberghs, Pepermans, & Thielmans (2005) examined coaching and other elements of a multidimensional ...

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