Corporate Coach vs Personal Coach

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Before starting your search for a coach, you may wish to learn more about the primary types of professional coaches:
  • Personal or Life Coaching. Personal coaching is a unique and powerful form of human interaction where the agreed purpose of the interaction is the development of one individual, the coachee. The coach is focused on relating with and developing the coachee while taking positive steps toward realizing the coachee's vision.
  • (Small) Business Coaching. In business coaching, we are referring to the small business with few employees or offices. In this environment, the needs of the business often drive the priority of the coaching. The primary beneficiary of the coaching is the business, although the individual benefits within the context of how his or her development impacts the success of the business. The coaching success is often measured by increased performance and contribution.
  • Executive Coaching. Executive coaching is a subset of corporate coaching, focused specifically on executives and management. The focus is remedial or developmental and includes such issues such as effective leadership, empowerment and delegation. And, just like corporate or organizational coaching, there is a benefit to the individual but within the context of the agreed-upon development for the good of the organization.
  • Corporate Coaching /Organizational Coaching. Corporate coaching is focused on larger organizations where there can be a matrix of relationships to consider. The ultimate benefactor is the corporation, which gains an increased competitive advantage because of the realized potential of the individuals. The individual may also benefit, but often times the value gained from the coaching relationship is directly related to the corporate initiative.

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It's important to know that only Coach U and Corporate Coach U trained coaches are invited to list their services on this site. 

If you are interested in hiring several corporate and executive coaches to provide coaching services for a group of individuals in your organization, please contact our Coaching Services team.

Coach U and Corporate Coach U both offer fully-accredited programs approved by the International Coach Federation. Our approved and accredited programs consist of between 77 and 200 coach training hours to prepare coaches for ICF certification as an Associate Certified Coach, Professional Certified Coach and Master Certified Coach.

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Best wishes,

Jennifer Corbin, Master Certified Coach
President & COO
Coach U & Corporate Cach U