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Pinpointing Excellence

The Key to Finding a Quality Executive Coach

John Reed

128 pages
Bright Sky Press
The executive coaching market has exploded, and it's hard to know which coaches have the expertise that's right for your business, and which ones are just nice people who have done a little time in the business world. Identifying the difference can mean a world of difference to your bottom line. Now, Pinpointing Excellence provides anyone thinking about employing an executive coach with an objective way to evaluate the candidates. Busy executives don't have time to take a course on selecting a coach;they need a quick test to determine both the quality and fit of a prospective candidate. The practical data and straightforward tools included here ensure that consumers select only high-quality coaches and generate better returns on their outlay of time, energy, and money. For the executive looking for a coach or the coach looking to fine-tune his or her services, this little book brings the realities of today's executive coaching field into clear perspective.
Author Bio
John Reed is an executive, management consultant, licensed organizational psychologist, adjunct professor and certified executive coach. He attended Deerfield Academy and then received an AB at Dartmouth College, an MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, an MS at Georgia State University and a PhD at the University of Georgia. He provides executive coaching, executive assessments for hiring and promotions, strategic analysis, organizational change guidance and talent management support. He has spent a quarter century globally with corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and their firms in the energy, financial services, real estate, manufacturing, health care, technology, chemical, utility, food and spirits, retail and not-for-profit sectors.He is licensed by the American Psychological Association and certified by the International Coach Federation. He belongs to the Academy of Management, the Society of Psychologists in Management, the Society of Consulting Psychology and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He teaches organizational behavior to MBA students and, in addition to this book, has authored several articles on leadership and executive development including Nurturing a New Manager, Making Stress Work for You, and Professional Change: The Not So Obvious Sources of Your Urge.A Navy veteran, John and his wife, Perry Ann, have four children and live in Houston.