Between decreased expenses and travel time, coaching remotely can provide many benefits for today's business executives and executive coaches alike. Even with these benefits, however, other critical components of a coaching engagement can be lost through distance. Therefore, in order to ensure coaching success despite geographical barriers, it's important for a coach to be mindful of the ways in which both trust and context can be lost.
The traditional model of executive coaching is for meetings to be conducted in-person, with either the coach traveling to the executive’s workplace for sessions or the client meeting in the office of the coach. This idealistic approach to coaching assumes the availability of time and physical space.