Providing Coaching Internally

A Literature Review

Carter A | HR Network Paper MP43 | Institute for Employment Studies | Feb 2005

This paper discusses the increasing use by organisations of the 'internal coach' and the associated advantages and disadvantages of this practice, as opposed to providing coaching from an external source.

The author touches on issues that may arise, such as confidentiality, personality clashes and credibility. The paper also discourages the view that internal and external coaching are mutually exclusive practices.