Oana Alexandra GAVITA*1, 2, Arthur FREEMAN³, Florin A. SAVA2
1Babes-Bolyai University,Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
3Midwestern University, Illinois, USA
Executive coaching has become a usual practice in organizations as a means for enhancing motivation, self-understanding, positive affect, self-efficacy for change, and specific goal achievement. Prescriptive Executive Coaching (PEC) is based on the cognitive-behavioral approach to coaching. This study aims to develop and validate the Freeman-Gavita PEC Assessment as a new multi-rater measure of managerial skills relevant for the PEC process. Results obtained show a viable unifactorial solution for the PEC Assessment and the possibility to offer a valid prescriptive profile for executive coaching based on its predictive capabilities for performance. The PEC Assessment was found to be strong psychometrically, evidencing adequate reliabilities and validity.
Keywords: executive prescriptive profile, cognitive behavioral coaching