FAST COMPANY: "Executive
coaches are not for the meek. They're for people who value
unambiguous feedback. All coaches have one thing in common,
it's that they are ruthlessly results-oriented."
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:
"The goal of coaching is the goal of good management
- to make the most of an organization's valuable resources."
NEW YORK TIMES: "
offer coaching as a prerequisite to proven
managers, in the understanding that everyone can benefit from
a detached observer."
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:
"Career management coaches
can identify missing
skills or style difficulties and other pragmatic tips
LOS ANGELES TIMES: "People
are in a legitimate state of doubt about galloping technologies,
globalization, heightened competition and increased complexity.
They need someone to bounce ideas off and to listen to their
existential grousing." Warren Bennis, University of Southern
INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY:
"Across corporate America, coaching sessions at many
companies have become as routine for executives as budget
forecasts and quota meetings."
part therapist, part consultant-and they sure know how to
succeed in business."
MONEY: "A coach
maybe the guardian angel you need to rev up your career."
INDUSTRY WEEK: "The
benefits of coaching appear to win over even the most cynical
clients within a few weeks."
EXECUTIVE FEMALE: "Coaching
is having a dedicated mentor, it's getting knowledgeable support
and encouragement and a new way of looking at things when
you need it."
WOMENS BUSINESS: "The
payback for developing the management team results in increased
productivity, reduced turnover, employee satisfaction, improved
return on investment and reduced interpersonal conflicts."