1 “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).
2 Flaherty, Coaching.
3 Flaherty, Coaching, 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


1 This literature encompasses everything from books on emotional intelligence and leadership—see R. Boyatzis and A. McKee, Resonant Leadership (Boston: Harvard Business School ...

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