Brian Underhill founded the world’s most experienced leadership coaching company, CoachSource. And he’s personally seen it all. So, I thought, what better person to ask about the “undiscussable issues” in leadership coaching?
In Episode 18 of the podcast, we discuss:
- 10:30 Why many people still associate executive coaching with being messed up
- 16:45 When leaders’ direct managers want them to be more like them
- 19:45 The crucial role that HR leaders play in coaching
- 23:00 How companies discuss the ROI of coaching
- 29:00 Executive presence, grooming, and media skill
- 38:00 Political challenges around executive coaching
- 41:00 When coaches are asked to be surrogates for managers like George Clooney’s character in the film Up in The Air
- 43:00 The challenge of integrating leaders from other cultures
- 48:00 Brian’s personal use of peer coaching to stick to his goals
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