In the first coaching session with a client, it is not uncommon to learn about a leader’s varied attempts to change. These attempts frequently include attending a management course, reading a popular business book, or simply setting goals on paper or in a fancy mobile app.
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.