Within the profession of leadership coaching, coaches generally function in one

Within the profession of leadership coaching, coaches generally function in one of two roles, as external coaches or internal coaches. External coaches typically work independently and are contracted by organizations to promote organizational, departmental, and/or individual change, among other things. On the contrary, internal coaches work within organizations, sometimes as leaders, managers, or human resource professionals, to help employees develop professionally, build leadership skills, enhance performance, and improve decision making.Suppose there is a need for a leadership coach within a company for which you have worked or currently work. Would you recommend an internal or external coach? How might their roles be similar and different? What are the benefits and limitations of each role? Would employees build a better rapport with an internal coach who is familiar with the organization? Or might they be more comfortable with an external coach who is less biased? You will consider questions such as these as you complete the following Assignment.To prepare for this Assignment:Review Chapter 2 from the course text Coaching and Mentoring at Work and the articles, “The Rise of Executive Coaching” and “The Effect from External Executive Coaching.”
Think about the roles of internal and external coaches and consider how they are similar and different.
Identify one situation for which an internal coach might be most effective and one situation for which an external coach might be most effective. (Note: Please do not use examples from the readings.)
The Assignment: (1–2 pages)Compare (similarities and differences) the roles of internal and external coaches. Then explain at least one insight or conclusion you drew from your comparison.
Describe one situation for which an internal coach might be most effective and one situation for which an external coach might be most effective and explain why.
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. Provide a reference list for all sources used, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.
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