Latest executive coaching trend

In a 2012 follow up to a 2005 research study, “leadership development remained the #1 reason for hiring a coach.”

However, in 2012, “executive presence makes a surprising debut as the #2 reason for coaching.” This is not an unexpected finding for those of us doing executive coaching.

Interestingly, the study points out that this “up-and-coming executive specialty” is as yet undefined.

Time will put some definition around it, but in the meantime most of us have a feel for what it means. In you work culture is it substance, personal style, physical presence, presentation skills, etiquette, substance, listening skills, confidence?

We’d love to hear your thoughts about what executive presence means to you.

Martha Forlines and Thad Green

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3 Responses to Latest executive coaching trend

  1. Glenn Wallis says:

    Thanks for the interesting insight Martha and Thad.

    It would be great if you could share the source of the 2012 and 2005 research that you mention. Much appreciated.


  2. Executive coaching helps retain minority leaders, improves employee engagement, and drives hugely positive business results. Many universities and diversity organizations have published research analyzing the correlation between minority and gender diversity on corporate boards and financial performance.

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  3. Martha Forlines says:

    So sorry this was not included…the research referenced above is from the recently published book, Executive Coaching for Results.

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