Individualism is deeply ingrained in the culture of the United States. We live in a country where anyone can make it if they work hard enough.

Lawyers See Benefit in Professional Coaching

But lurking behind this mythology lies a stark reality: In today's economy, no one truly makes it on their own. Leading politicians, professional athletes and top-grossing musicians are surrounded by advisors who have been critical to their success.

Well-run corporations realize this. They know that talented managers are more likely to achieve peak performance if they have mentors.

In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, there is an increasing trend in top corporations towards hiring external coaches to work with senior level executives.