William H. Bergquist and Dorothy E. Siminovitch. “Coaching High Potential and High Performance Clients.” International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 8, no. 1 (2010): 78-93.
“We propose . . . that there are some coaching strategies that only make sense for these high performance employees. They face distinctive challenges in part because of their success. They can benefit from exceptional organizational coaching precisely because they are often placed in a class by themselves, and as a result feel isolated and even underappreciated (or frequently misunderstood). By definition, uniqueness creates a paradoxical sense of loneliness that could be reduced through the appreciative support that comes from coaching. And in that experience of appreciation and reflection, there emerges a place and space for development.”