Gender doesn’t usually influence a client’s choice of coach, but male sexism is alive and kicking, according to research. David Gray and Harshita Goregaokar report To date, the coaching literature has been largely silent about one essential ingredient of coaching: the coach-client matching process. Our study describes the results from a coaching programme in which clients were asked to justify their choice of coach.We wanted to study coach selection processes within the coaching literature but found a lack of evidence. Hence, we turned to mentoring as a close proxy,...

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