Executive Coaching

Stuart McAdam

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What you can provide as a coach – and what a good coach can provide for you and your organisation

Will I benefit from coaching? How will I measure the benefits – and will they be lasting ones? How do I choose the right coach and how can I get the maximum value out of the process?

This book – by an insider with plenty of experience of hiring coaches and acting as a coach – provides a pragmatic insight into executive coaching for those who:

  • are contemplating a career move and becoming an executive coach
  • are considering using the executive coaching process for their organization
  • are considering using – or asking their organization for – an executive coach for themselves.

Stuart McAdam emphasizes the importance of commitment from coach, individual and sponsor [the organization] if coaching is to be of real benefit.


  • What is executive coaching?
  • The organisational context
  • Where executive coaching makes the difference
  • How does it work?
  • The coach as consultant
  • What to look for in a coach
  • What to look for as a potential coach
  • Making this book work for you
  • Further information
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography


‘An important, timely and very practical book.’

Prof Adrian Furnham, Dept of Psychology, University College

‘Stuart McAdam’s comprehensive study of the coaching environment will guide coaches and participants to focus on the benefits and avoid the dangers of this aspect of people development.’

Martin Powell, Managing Partner, Withy King Solicitors

‘As an experienced executive coach I found this book a refreshing read. It highlights many underestimated aspects of Executive Coaching and offers a practical framework and tools.’

Dilly Hallett, Consultant Psychologist and Executive Coach

The author

Stuart McAdam has worked as a coaching gamekeeper and poacher: he spent eight years as a principal consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick, was Group Human Resources Director at M&G Reinsurance and Global Head of HR at Swiss Re Life & Health. He is a Director of 365 Coaching and a Chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

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