Are Executive Coaches Really Closet Mentors?

5th July by Gina Lodge

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Are Executive Coaches Really Closet Mentors?

The Risks and Benefits of Coming out

This was the question posed by AoEC CEO at the second World Business and Executive Coaching Summit held in June 2012.

John acknowledges that from his experience many Senior Executives look for coaches who are a 'good fit' with their organisation, having experience in their particular sector or role.

Are they looking for Coaches or Mentors?

What Dilemmas does this present to the Executive Coach?

Is a mentor an Executive Coach with sector or role experience?

John concludes that the most important point is to be clear to your client about what you are bringing.