Coaching for coaching.
Coaching in real life is not easy task at all. Mainly because it requires a coach- who is completely unfamiliar with company's processes- to help the company to become more effective. Successful coaching process starts with identification of needs and interests of a leader, his followers and the values of the company. Then the most suitable solutions and suggestions are developed.
However, in my opinion, every successful coaching should guarantee that after the coach leaves, CEO and top managers will be able to provide mentoring and support to their subordinates themselves on continuous basis. Here I don't mean that managers should bring radical changes without contacting consultants. Adversely, consultancy group can help them in choosing the right decisions. But leaders should be able to train and support their followers regularly by performing the steps of coaching mentioned before. By doing so they will guarantee the sustainability of success achieved with the help of external coach. Especially this is true when followers at some point lose their focus or feel confused or some of the elements of existing strategy are modified.