Multi-stakeholder contracting in executive/business coaching: an analysis of practice and recommendations for gaining maximum value
E Turner, P Hawkins International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2016
Multi-stakeholder contracting for coaching takes place in organisational settings worldwide. This article presents the results and implications of an international study which explored its use in executive and business coaching, with the aim of sharing best practice and achieving maximum value for all participants. Respondents (n=651) were recruited through major coaching bodies (AC, EMCC and ICF), Coaching at Work magazine and other organisations. A web-based survey in 2014 of executive and business coaches, organisations and clients found considerable agreement among participants on the impact, benefit and challenges of multi-stakeholder contracting. Collated suggestions are included to maximise effectiveness for all parties involved.