The term ‘executive coaching’ does not imply an organisational position and does not exclude anybody from this work. Also, the current heavy focus on coaching for ‘leadership’ is more productively interpreted as helping the individual to achieve their career aspirations and desires whatever they are.
The reasons for coaching include relationship and stakeholder management, greater effectiveness, realignment of priorities, career satisfaction and personal growth. However there are a great many reasons and in my experience dealing with whatever is of concern to the client is the the focus and needs to be dealt with in a timely manner.
Ensuring measurable effects of my coaching and consulting are a paramount focus. I have developed and published measurement approaches in difficult areas since my time at the university. Reference to these is on the bibliography page.