Conditions for Success

The coaching client must willingly choose to participate in the process. In cases where the coaching is underwritten by their organization, the coaching client must view the organization's offer as an investment and supportive effort toward personal and career development. Regardless of organizational level and presenting needs, the coaching process requires a minimum commitment of three months. By design, the process is divided into two phases. The focus of the first phase is assessment while the focus of the second phase is the ongoing coaching.

The coaching client will experience in-depth self-evaluation, coupled with professional assessment and feedback, and one-on-one consultation. The success of the experience depends heavily on the client’s resolve to accept the coach’s feedback, to entertain alternate viewpoints and to demonstrate a willingness to experiment with new behaviors.


The coaching experience can be intimate and powerful. To be effective, the coach must function as catalyst, communication agent, and a resource for the explicit purpose of helping the client reach their change goals, both personally and professionally. The client must feel safe and assured that what transpires is kept in the strictest confidence. To provide this assurance, a covenant of confidentiality is established among stakeholders including the client sponsor, interviewees, assessment center staff, and the client.