“Long-term development of effectiveness and self-generation” borrows from James Flaherty’s work, which has been a significant influence on my own. See his Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others
(Burlington, Mass.: Elsevier/ Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005).
pp. 65-68, provides a coherent description of the conditions that represent an opening for coaching. This is a good basis for assessing a client’s readiness. Another readiness assessment can be found at http://dougsilsbee.com/pdf/readiness.pdf
This literature encompasses everything from books on emotional intelligence and leadership—see R. Boyatzis and A. McKee, Resonant Leadership
(Boston: Harvard Business School ...