In your time you must have come across many executive coaches. Not all of them have similar backgrounds. One key difference is that some have backgrounds in psychology while others may not.
Would there be any difference between psychologists and non-psychologists as coaches? This question is answered by Ken Novack in his blog post ” Do Psychologists Make Better Executive Coaches? “. What do you think?This is an interesting post and topic. My take is that it really depends on the nature of the coaching assignment. If it has to do about understanding the way a person thinks and feels, I have no doubt that trained psychologists will be more effective.
In this context, I was surprised to read that psychologists are ” significantly more likely” to “avoid behaviour modification etc”.
I would have thought that they would use this more than non-psychologists.
Or am I missing something?