John Hoover and Paul Gorrell on Connecting Coaching to the Organization

Coaching has traditionally focused entirely on the individual…sometimes even at the expense of improving measurable business results for the company. The Coaching Connection (AMACOM) by John Hoover and Paul J. Gorrell shows managers how they can use contextual coaching to simultaneously promote both individual and organizational growth. The book helps readers align what individual contributors do best with what organizations need most, ensuring everyone involved their highest probability for success.

Paul J. Gorrell, Ph.D. (New York, NY) is the Managing Director of the Human Capital Consulting practice at Partners in Human Resources International (

John Hoover, Ph.D. (New York, NY) is a former executive with The Walt Disney Company and McGraw-Hill. He also works for Partners International, and is on the AMA faculty.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

* Coaching: A Strategic Tool for Effective Leadership
* Coaching and Counseling for Outstanding Job Performance

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

* The Coaching Connection by John Hoover and Paul J. Gorrell
* The AMA Guide to Management Development by Daniel R. Tobin, Ph.D., Margaret Pettingell
* Improving Employee Performance Through Appraisal and Coaching by Donald L. Kirkpatrick

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