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Challenges Executive Coaches face in working with Matrix Structures

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This paper was writtenby Lina Nangalia PCC as part of her doctoral work at XLRI, Jamshedpur.


Part 1: Introduction


The success ofany organization structure lies not only in the design but in thoughtfulimplementation; this includes not only alignment of processes and rewards butall human resource (HR) practices (Buono,2009). To accommodate the complexity of global business, many organizationshave adopted matrix structures (Galbrait...

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Client Expectations from a Coach - What women want !

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Client Expectations from the Coach – What women want?- An exploratory study in India tounderstand if gender expectations were different.

Author:Lina Nangalia – [email protected]


There ismuch literature on executive coaching covering nearly every facet of the coaching relationship and process. However, work on understanding gender issuesin coaching is still limited. This arti...

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Executive Coaching Case Studies from India and Documented Benefits of Coaching

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Documented Benefits of ExecutiveCoaching and Case Studies from India


According to McLean (2008) on an average, coaching delivers a returnon investment (ROI) of 5.7 times the original investment made. In another article,Yu (2007) reports that in a study conducted toevaluate if coaching produced results, they found salespeople whose salesmanagers spend more time coaching them reported real performance improvementsover the period. The study conclud...

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Executive Coaching as an Effective Targeted HRM Strategy

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 8:38 AM Comments comments (0)


During crisistimes, senior leaders are probably in the greatest state of flux as they try tohold their teams together and manage their own fears simultaneously. Needlessto state that at these levels, the challenge or dilemma that each leader facesis unique to that individual. It is unlikely that group training would addresstheir particular development needs, much less their concerns. Sparrow (2008)reports that the UKbased Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (...

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Personal Coaching Pathway for the ICF Credential

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 10:02 AM Comments comments (0)

Personal Coaching Pathway for the ICF Credential

A completely personalized and customized training pathway to suit your schedule and needs


Many senior leaders in industryare interested in being credentialed as executive coaches through a recognized body such as the International Coach Federation (, the pressure of work and their busy schedule constrains them from att...

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How do you select an Executive Coach training program?

Posted on June 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM Comments comments (0)

How do you select an Executive Coach training program?

If you are interested in getting trained and certified as an executive coach, you’ve probably started doing some research about the various coach training programs that are available. It’s possible that the sheer range of options can cause some amount of confusion! As a professional from the Indian corporate sector, the following guidelines will shed light on what t...

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The Coach in Asian Society - The International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & Mentoring

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 12:06 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!  My article has just got published in a peer reviewed international journal. If you'd like to read the article, please email me on [email protected]. The abstract is given below.


Abstract - This qualitative exploratory case study explores how executive coaches across Asia adapt coaching - from the conventional (essentially Western) understanding - to make it culturally congruent for their client...

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