Who Needs a Coach?

  • Arun Kohli
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


The consequence of the misconceptions and ambiguities in coaching can lead to a natural question: who needs a coach? Staying true to my competencies of leadership and intercultural communication I have selected to discuss three areas where I have clear evidence, based on my coaching experience of 5 years with C-level executives, managers and private people, and also business experience, that coaching is needed by particular groups of professionals and makes a very significant difference to clients. I have conducted numerous interviews with decision makers of world class corporations, and asked the question, who needs a coach? The impact of coaching in the companies where I have coached executives and managers is so palpable that subsequent to their own coaching experience, the CEOs reported that all managers in their company should be coached.


Emotional Intelligence Video Conference High Performer Coaching Session Intercultural Communication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun Kohli
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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