Using 360 Feedback to Enhance the Coaching Experience

Executive coaching is used as a leadership development tool with increasing frequency within organizations today. In some cases, coaches use a 360 degree evaluation process to lay the foundation for their coaching work. The goal is that through 360 feedback, the coach and the coachee can effectively determine the key areas of focus for their work together. Despite the promise of combining these two methodologies, there are best practices that can be employed to maximize the effectiveness of this type of intervention.

An important study provided critical insight into the optimal way to structure such a program. Elizabeth C. Thach, of Sonoma State University in California, evaluated a six-month executive coaching program that included an integrated 360 feedback component. Her results suggested that the leadership effectiveness of the participants increased by an average of 55-60% over the course of the coaching program in 2002.

Get your FREE trial now!

Start your free 14-day trial now to read this story and

Make. Work. Better.

Already a subscriber?

Reuse and Permissions: Unauthorized distribution, transmission, reuse or republication of any and all content is strictly prohibited. To discuss re-use of this material, please contact: copyright@yourworkplace.ca ; 877-668-1945.

Craig Dowden headshot
WRITTEN BY
Craig Dowden
An engaging and inspiring coach, Craig partners with leaders and executives to work on their most important challenges. He integrates the latest findings in the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into his coaching and consulting work.
Smiling woman. By Gabriel Silverio of Unsplash.com

Recognition from Afar

How can you recognize your employees’ efforts while working remotely? It seems like an eternity since people were regularly working in offices across the country.

Read More »