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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.
In this concise Harvard Business Review article, Mark Mortensen shares three important ways a coach can build shared context and trust with a coachee, ultimately maximizing the benefits of a remote coaching engagement.