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Coaches’ experience of critical moments in the coaching.

A Day, E de Haan, C Sills, E Blass International Coaching Psychology Review 2008

This paper presents the findings of a qualitative research study into critical moments in the coaching relationship. Interviews were completed with a total of 28 experienced coaches. The research highlighted that critical moments are unforeseen and characterised by intense emotions and anxiety within the coaching relationship. These momen...

Cites in Google Scholar: 98
 
Executive coaching: In search of a model.

M Dean, A Meyer Journal of Leadership Education 2002

Executive coaching is an emerging field with broad demand and subsequent growth in service providers. The International Coach Federation (ICF) reports a membership of over 5500 coaches, and there is likely a large but indeterminate number of practicing coaches that do not belong to that organization. Enterprises around the globe are utili...

Cites in Google Scholar: 39
 
The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Executive Coaching.

M Ducharme Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2004

This article is an attempt to evaluate the appropriateness of the cognitive-behavioral approach for use in executive coaching engagements. The basic tenets of cognitive- behavior therapy, as well as its conceptual underpinnings, are reviewed. Following this, a discussion of how well the goals of executive coaching are met by a cognitive-b...

Cites in Google Scholar: 165
 
Executive coaching: Towards a dynamic alliance of psychotherapy and transformative learning processes.

D Gray Management Learning 2006

Coaching is emerging as a major professional development and performance enhancement process. There are, however, few professional development programmes aimed at coaches themselves, and no internationally recognized qualification or professional standard. Much of the literature on coaching has been written by those with a human psycholog...

Cites in Google Scholar: 274
 
Hidden in plain sight: The active ingredients of executive coaching.

D McKenna, SL Davis Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Sc... 2009

We propose that I/O psychologists who coach executives have overlooked psychotherapy outcome research as a source of information and ideas that can be used to improve our executive coaching practices. This research, based on thousands of studies and many meta-analyses, has converged on the conclusion that four ‘‘active ingredients’’ accou...

Cites in Google Scholar: 233
 
People are complex and the world is messy: A behavior-based approach to executive coaching.

D Peterson John Wiley & Sons 2006

I have a simple yet fundamental assumption about coaching: The purpose is to change behavior. The core of my coaching boils down to one equally simple yet provocative question for the participant: What are you going to do differently? Implicit in that question is a focus on action and a focus on the future (rather than the past). This cha...

Cites in Google Scholar: 108
 
The coaching/therapy boundary in organizational coaching.

J Price Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2009

A literature search revealed diverse descriptions of the coaching/therapy boundary. In an attempt to gain greater definition, organisational coaches were surveyed to discover how they made decisions about the boundary in their practice. Responses indicated that practising coaches viewed coaching as differing from therapy in being future-o...

Cites in Google Scholar: 43
 
Coaching and therapy: Similarities and divergences.

E Spinelli Psychotherapy in Australia 2010

It remains unclear as to what activities are referred to by the term 'coaching'. Amidst many different conceptualisations of the term, there is no agreement to date on its definition. Ernesto Spinelli provides a critical overview of the similarities and differences between coaching and therapy. While all manner of distinctions have been m...

Cites in Google Scholar: 54
 
The influence of character: Does personality impact coaching success.

M Kerrin, S Palmer, L Stewart, H Wilkin International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2008

Using the Five Factor Model of personality and the construct general self efficacy this study explores the relationship between coaching clients’ personality and a self-report measure of the transfer of learning from coaching to the workplace. Positive correlations are found between the application of coaching development and conscientio...

Cites in Google Scholar: 120
 
Understanding the importance of gender and leader identity formation in executive coaching for senior women

S Skinner Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2014

Within the principles of constructivist grounded theory this study investigates the developmental factors involved in executive coaching for women in senior roles. The paper presents an analysis of the unique experiences of eleven senior women in their executive coaching engagements in Australia. The findings support recent discourse sugg...

Cites in Google Scholar: 39
 
Executive coaching enhances goal attainment, resilience and workplace well-being: A randomised controlled study

AM Grant, L Curtayne, G Burton The Journal of Positive Psychology 2009

In a randomised controlled study, 41 executives in a public health agency received 360-degree feedback, a half-day leadership workshop, and four individual coaching sessions over 10 weeks. The coaching used a cognitive-behavioural solution-focused approach. Quantitative and qualitative measures were taken. This is the first published rand...

Cites in Google Scholar: 533
 
The coaching psychology movement and its development within the British Psychological Society

S Palmer, A Whybrow International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

To many members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) it may appear that the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) has come from nowhere to somewhere in a short space of time. It held its inaugural meeting on 15 December 2004 and by March 2005, it had become the third largest BPS subsystem with over 1600 Founder Members ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 53
 
Signalling a new trend in executive coaching outcome research

E de Haan, A Duckworth International Coaching Psychology Review 2013

Purpose: This contribution argues for a new way of studying executive-coaching outcome. The argument accepts that we are not likely to get rigorous data on coaching outcome from well-designed clinical trials in the near future, and assumes a degree of effectiveness that is based upon the first indications and the more rigorous studies ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 44
 
Executive coaching: A review and agenda for future research

DC Feldman, MJ Lankau Journal of management 2005

The use of executive coaching as a developmental intervention for managers has increased dramatically during the past decade. Consequently, there has been a burgeoning practitioner literature on the topic of executive coaching. Empirical research on executive coaching, however, has lagged far behind, and theoretical work on the processes ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 480
 
Can Coaching Reduce Workplace Stress?

K Gyllensten, S Palmer The Coaching Psychologist 2005

Work related stress is causing concern and is having negative effects on individuals and organisations (HSE, 2001). Various interventions are used to reduce workplace stress but this paper proposes that coaching can be effective in tackling stress. Coaching is becoming increasingly popular and is viewed positively within the corp...

Cites in Google Scholar: 129
 
Why interpersonal dominance and affiliation matter: an interaction analysis of the coach-client relationship

P Ianiro, C Schermuly, S Kauffeld Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2013

There is growing evidence that coaching is effective. However, little is known about the process variables critical for coaching success. This article investigates the role of the two interpersonal behaviour dimensions affiliation and dominance in the formation of a positive coaching relationship and in coaching success. The interaction o...

Cites in Google Scholar: 50
 
Structuring and understanding the coaching industry: The coaching cube

J Segers, D Vloeberghs, E Henderickx, I Inceoglu Academy of Management Learning \& Education 2011

We offer a theoretical coaching cube that helps to structure and understand the coaching industry. The three dimensions of the cube refer to (1) coaching agendas (what); (2) coaches' characteristics (who); and (3) coaching approaches/schools (how). Each dimension is described by discussing the academic literature surrounding it. Using an ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 86
 
Inspirational chaos: Executive coaching and tolerance of complexity

PJ Webb Australian Academic Press 2005

The historical events of 9/11, the subsequent wars, and the coincidental collapse of corporations and economies have heightened the perception of complexity and uncertainty in the business environment. Executive managers face unprecedented challenges, solutions for which are often beyond the reach of current practice. That we live in turb...

Cites in Google Scholar: 3
 
Developmental coaching for high school teachers: Executive coaching goes to school.

AM Grant, LS Green, J Rynsaardt Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2010

Teachers are in a very real sense the embodiment of leadership, providing direction, guidance, and feedback to their students in addition to acting as role models. Teachers may well thus benefit from developmental coaching that draws on theories of leadership. This study was both an experimental (randomly assigned conditions) and a quasi-...

Cites in Google Scholar: 94
 
Personal life coaching for coaches-in-training enhances goal attainment, insight and learning

AM Grant Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2008

Evidence-based approaches to coach training and education are vital if the coaching industry is to continue to mature. Drawing on past research on mandatory personal therapy for therapists-in-training, this paper reports a qualitative and quantitative within-subject exploration of the impact of compulsory participation in a personal life ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 51
 
The critical factors of coaching practice leading to successful coaching outcomes

M Marshall 2006

The purpose of this study was to identify the critical aspects in coaching outcomes as perceived by experienced coaches in the United States in both business and life coaching settings. Nineteen coaches provided a total of 109 critical incidents that led the client to the coaching process. Six dimensions of coaching emerged from the codin...

Cites in Google Scholar: 19
 
The practice of coaching: Exploring alternatives to therapy for counseling-resistant men.

R McKelley, AB Rochlen Psychology of Men \& Masculinity 2007

The current article examines the practice of coaching as a possible alternative to conventional therapy for men. Although overviews of coaching have been outlined, none have specifically addressed how this particular helping modality might fit with the cultural demands of men resistant to conventional sources of professional help. This ar...

Cites in Google Scholar: 66
 
Duty of care in an unregulated industry: Initial findings on the diversity and practices of Australian coaches

GB Spence, M Cavanagh, AM Grant International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Little has been reported about the skills, experience and training of coaches in the Australian context, yet these are critical factors in the ethical practice of coaching. Previous research and experience suggests that formal coach training varies considerably in terms of curricula and quality. At the same time, data is emerging that ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 46
 
A personal perspective on professional coaching and the development of coaching psychology

AM Grant International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Coaching psychology can be understood as being the systematic application of behavioural science to the enhancement of life experience, work performance and well-being for individuals, groups and organisations who do not have clinically significant mental heath issues or abnormal levels of distress. Although psychologists have long act...

Cites in Google Scholar: 121
 
Is the coaching fit for purpose? A typology of coaching and learning approaches

A Brockbank Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2008

The paper offers a typology of coaching based on social learning theory, giving four approaches: functionalist, engagement, revolutionary and evolutionary. Each approach adopts a view of reality, which is either subjective or objective, and each approach seeks a learning outcome that is typified by transformation or equilibrium. A range o...

Cites in Google Scholar: 24
 
A bridge over troubled water: bringing together coaching and counselling

T Bachkirova, E Cox The International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching 2004

This article addresses the issue of forced estrangement between coaching and counselling. The separation between the two fields is explored and the consequences of this for coaching in particular as a newly established profession are discussed. It will be suggested that the source of differences and similarities between various types of ‘...

Cites in Google Scholar: 0
 
Taking stock: A survey of Coaching Psychologists’ practices and perspectives

A Whybrow, S Palmer International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Objectives: This paper presents the findings of two surveys exploring the practices and perspectives of the membership of the Coaching Psychology Forum (CPF), the precursor to the Special Group in Coaching Psychology. Design: The study was cross-sectional in design Method: The two surveys were conducted 12 months apart. The surveys fo...

Cites in Google Scholar: 47
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Salutogenisis and coaching: Testing a proof of concept to develop a model for practitioners

D Gray, A Burls, M Kogan International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2014

This paper presents findings from a proof of concept pilot study that explored the usefulness of a new Salutogenic model in coaching practice. The model aligns with the positive mindset inculcated in coaching, health, and wellbeing initiatives, and was developed and tested by three coaches who work in executive coaching, eco-coaching...

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Managing Emotions at Work: How Coaching Affects Retail Support Workers’ Performance and Motivation

E Cox, C Patrick International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2012

Working with people invariably involves managing emotions. This qualitative study examines a coaching intervention designed to help a group of retail support workers in one mobile communications organisation in the UK to articulate and manage their emotions more effectively in order to improve workplace relations and motivation. The p...

Cites in Google Scholar: 20
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Global coaching and evidence based coaching: Multiple perspectives operating in a process of pragmatic humanism

G Abbott, P Rosinski International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2007

This article highlights relationships between the emerging practice of global coaching, described in Rosinski (2003a, 2006) and six leading ‘evidence based’ approaches to coaching (Stober & Grant, 2006). Attention is given to global coaching in the international business environment, positioning the treatment within an executive coachi...

Cites in Google Scholar: 32
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The significance of behavioural learning theory to the development of effective coaching practice.

D Peel International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2005

This paper outlines the potential significance of behaviourism and its impact on developing effective coaching practice. Its purpose is threefold: firstly, it addresses the issues resonating from the critique of behaviourism, which focuses on its limited understanding and application within the coaching community. This is interesting g...

Cites in Google Scholar: 37
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Defying Definition: Competences in Coaching and Mentoring

P Ferrar International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2004

How do you define coaching and mentoring? What standards should apply? What should a competency framework for a coaching role look like? The issue of definitions and standards in coaching and mentoring circles is the subject of much debate. A competence-based approach is appealing; clarity in the coaching process would be helpful. But...

Cites in Google Scholar: 14
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“It can be Life-Changing”; an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Coach and Coachee’s Experience of Psychometrics in Coaching

T Buckle International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2012

This research explores the coach and coachee’s experience of psychometrics in coaching with specific reference to the conversation and the relationship. Three coaches and three coachees were recruited and IPA informed the data collection and analysis. The results indicate that psychometrics affect the speed at which issues are accessed...

Cites in Google Scholar: 7
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Coaching and training transfer: A phenomenological inquiry into combined training-coaching programmes.

L Spencer International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2011

Businesses often turn to coaching to combat under-performance in training transfer, i.e. the translation of learning from training into improved performance in the workplace. This article reports on a phenomenological study of the experiences of seven professional external coaches working on combined training-coaching leadership develo...

Cites in Google Scholar: 17
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What’s happening in the coaching conversation with an executive at risk of derailing?

N Sargent International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2011

Little is known about what happens in a coaching conversation when an executive is at risk of derailing. Consequently, the coach might be unsure how to manage such challenging engagements. This phenomenological study takes the coach’s perspective in focusing on this gap in the evidence base. Findings highlight the importance of quickly...

Cites in Google Scholar: 1
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Great Expectations: Can Maternity Coaching affect the Retention of Professional Women?

J Bussell International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2008

The last thirty years have seen significantly more women reaching senior professional positions and a corresponding increase in women returning to work after having children. However, studies reveal that employers often lose highly qualified women, who choose not to return. The economic costs and implications of this ‘brain drain’ are ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 15
 
The potential use of the Authenticity Scale as an outcome measure in executive coaching

I Susing, LS Green, A Grant The Coaching Psychologist 2011

Authenticity, or being true to oneself, has been identified as a key construct related to well-being and the effective performance of leaders. This paper describes the construct of authenticity in the context of existing positive psychology and coaching psychology research. We discuss the Authenticity Scale and its suggested use both a...

Cites in Google Scholar: 10
 
The proposal to establish a Special Group in Coaching Psychology

S Palmer, A Whybrow The Coaching Psychologist 2005

A large majority of Society members who voted for or against the proposal to set up a Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) did not actually see the proposal on which they were voting. This is just an anomaly of the way subsystems are set up within the Society. We have 14 versions of the working document which gradually changed a...

Cites in Google Scholar: 39
 
Back to basics: How the discovery of transference is relevant for coaches and consultants today

E de Haan International Coaching Psychology Review 2011

Purpose: In this study the phenomenon of transference (and parallel process) is explored in terms of its historical understanding and possible occurrences in real life sessions with clients. Design/Methodology: After a summary of the main historical breakthroughs in the discoveries of defences, resistance, transference, countertransfer...

Cites in Google Scholar: 13
 
Ethics in coaching: An ethical decision making framework for coaching psychologists

M Duffy, J Passmore International Coaching Psychology Review 2010

Objectives: This paper explores the process of ethical decision making in coaching psychology. The paper seeks to develop a suitable model for application in coaching psychology to complement existing codes of practice. The model of course can be adjusted for use by coaching practitioners. Design: The study used a semi-structured inter...

Cites in Google Scholar: 20
 
Back on track: The coaching journey in executive career derailment

PJ Webb International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Executive career derailment seems to coincide with one of the most significant transitions in life - the midlife ‘crisis’. Career derailment is most commonly caused by insensitivity; both to others needs and to the individuals own developmental needs for authenticity. Executive coaches can form strong developmental relationships with d...

Cites in Google Scholar: 6
 
Transformative Learning and Executive Coaching in the Workplace

E Rankin 2015

Transformative learning is a concept most often associated with the field of education. However, organizations are often seeking to transform executives in order to prepare them for more responsibility, more challenging roles or environments. Coaching is often used as one of the interventions to help facilitate significant executiv...

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The preventative impact of management coaching on psychological strain

A Weinberg International Coaching Psychology Review 2016

Objectives: The positive impact of coaching on a range of outcomes, including the well-being of those in receipt of it, has been highlighted by a number of published reviews (e.g. de Haan & Duckworth, 2013) and meta-analyses (e.g. Jones, Woods & Guillaume, 2015). The objective of this study was to assess the potential for coaching to act ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 1
 
Understanding the Coach-Coachee-Client relationship: A conceptual framework for executive coaching

M Correia, N dos Santos, J Passmore International Coaching Psychology Review 2016

Objectives: There is a need for a more comprehensive understanding of how coaching processes psychologically operate. This paper presents the findings from a study aimed to characterise the coaching process experience and to identify how specific experiences contribute to coaching outcomes. Design: A qualitative design was adopted. Dat...

Cites in Google Scholar: 3
 
The development of human expertise: Toward a model for the 21st-century practice of coaching, consulting, and general applied psychology

R Kilburg Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2016

In this article, executive or leadership coaching is considered within a broad context of the history of general applied psychology. Executive coaching is briefly explored in its major applications. Advocacy of the randomized controlled trials approach to advance the science base of the field is questioned. The current scientific and conc...

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Coaching and Leadership In the Six Cultures of Contemporary Organizations

W Bergquist, V Brock International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2006

Over the past twenty years, one of us [Bill] has recognized the need for cultural analyses of organizations from the perspective of those who lead and work in these organizations. (Bergquist, 1993; Bergquist, Guest and Rooney, 2003, Bergquist and Pawlak, 2007) He assumed that those inside the organizations might welcome an understanding o...

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Transformative Learning and Appreciative Inquiry: Incorporating Coaching and Action for Deep Organizational Change

S Meyer, L Donovan, S Fitzgerald International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2007

This article identifies how deep change in organizations, catalyzed by Appreciative Inquiry, and facilitated by coaching, can be the consequence of simultaneous, synergistic Transformative Learning that is experienced at the individual level and enacted at the group level. The authors examine the theoretical and structural framework of th...

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Exploring the evolution of coaching through the lens of innovation

M Abravanel, J Gavin International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2017

In this paper, we examine coaching’s innovativeness through a comparison of its approaches and methods with those of more established helping professions. Using extant literature, we consider the nature of innovation before going on to examine coaching’s core beliefs and values, theoretical paradigms, and its goals, techniques, and method...

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The effect of business coaching and mentoring on small-to-medium enterprise performance and growth

B Crompton 2012

This thesis aims to address the principal question of whether business coaching directly or indirectly enhances firm financial performance and growth. The present thesis incorporates four comprehensive and inter-related studies designed to investigate the contribution of business coaching to firm growth in cohorts of start-up companies an...

Cites in Google Scholar: 7
 
Internal versus external executive coaching

M Schalk, J Landeta Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2017

The purpose of this paper is to show the advantages and disadvantages of internal and external executive coaching. To this end, it offers a thorough review of the literature and an exploratory study based on the Delphi method with 40 selected experts, who gave answers based on their own experience. The results indicate that the decision o...

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The Limits and Possibilities of a Person-Centered Approach In Coaching Through the Lens of Adult Development Theories

T Bachkirova, S Borrington Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal 2018

The person-centred approach is one of the most recognised and respected theoretical positions amongst coaches because coaching shares a number of fundamental principles with this approach, such as the centrality of clients’ experiences and the commitment to the idea that the client already is in possession of their own resources for growt...

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