Personal coaching

According to executive coach Bill Hamilton, HR practitioners must learn to work with personal coaches, and welcome them into the firm.
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2003

Personal coaching is a relatively new phenomenon, used by executives who are facing a specific challenge or simply want an extra boost to help them get up the next rung of the corporate ladder.

Often an executive will personally hire an executive coach, who may "shadow" her during the day, commenting on her professional style and decision-making ability.

Some HR practitioners feel threatened by personal coaches, believing their role is to help the executive excell in order to leave the organization. This may be somewhat warranted, since, as with any training, sometimes the trainee does move on after acquiring new skills.