Abstract: Little research has been conducted regarding the details of the relationship between leadership coaches and school leaders. This study, which took place in California, provides insights into coaching sessions and the benefits of coaching as perceived by school leaders. Major findings were that coaching sessions generally included several elements such as debriefing, setting and checking on goals, and questioning by the coach intended to push the client to new understandings. Respondents noted that confidentiality, the experience and knowledge of the coach, and providing guidance and inspiration to the client were all important aspects of the coaching relationship.
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ABSTRACT EN ESPANOL: http://cnx.org/content/m33645/latest/
Keywords: change,coaching,leadership,leadership coaching, organizational change