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Transfer of training: A review and directions for future research.

T Baldwin, J Ford Personnel Psychology 1988

Transfer of training is of paramount concern for training researchers and practitioners. Despite research efforts, there is a growing concern over the “transfer problem.” The purpose of this paper is to provide a critique of the existing transfer research and to suggest directions for future research investigations. The conditions of tran...

Cites in Google Scholar: 5792
 
A survey of executive coaching practices.

D Peterson, J Bono, R Purvanova, A Towler Personnel Psychology 2009

Despite the ubiquity of executive coaching interventions in business organizations, there is little uniformity in the practices (e.g., assessment tools, scientific or philosophical approaches, activities, goals, and outcome evaluation methods) of executive coaches. Addressing the ongoing debate about the role of psychology in executive co...

Cites in Google Scholar: 433
 
Building successful leadership coaching relationships: Examining impact of matching criteria in a leadership coaching program.

L Boyce, R Jackson, L Neal Journal of Management Development 2010

Purpose – This paper aims to employ a conceptual model to examine the relationship processes and mediating role of client‐coach relationship between client‐coach match criteria and coaching outcomes to advance the understanding of client‐coach relationship's impact on leadership coaching. Design/methodology/approach – Data collected ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 291
 
The role of coachee characteristics in executive coaching for effective sustainability.

G Bozer, J Sarros, J Santora Journal of Management Development 2013

Purpose – Executive coaching is gaining in popularity as a management developmental activity which facilitates organisational change for sustainability. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationships among coachee feedback receptivity, pre‐training motivation, learning goal orientation, developmental self‐efficacy, self‐report...

Cites in Google Scholar: 115
 
Executive coaching in practice: What determines helpfulness for clients of coaching.

de Haan. E., V Culpin, J Curd Personnel Review 2011

Purpose – Executive coaching is gaining in popularity, both as part of personal or organisational development programmes and as a tailored form of individual consulting. The purpose of this study is to examine how various aspects of the executive coaching intervention make a difference to the clients of coaching themselves. Design/meth...

Cites in Google Scholar: 269
 
Employee coaching relationships: Enhancing construct clarity and measurement

J Gregory, P Levy Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2010

While managers' coaching of their subordinates continues to grow in organisations, little empirical research exists to inform the practice. The current paper seeks to further our understanding of this type of coaching – which we refer to as employee coaching – by exploring the coaching relationship formed between the supervisor and subord...

Cites in Google Scholar: 144
 
The coaching relationship: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

K Gyllensten, S Palmer International Coaching Psychology Review 2007

Objectives: There is a lack of research on the coaching relationship (O'Broin & Palmer, 2006a). The current paper will present the findings from a qualitative study that explored experiences of workplace coaching including the coaching relationship. Design: The study adopted a qualitative design and the data was analysed by Interpreta...

Cites in Google Scholar: 245
 
Behind closed doors: What really happens in executive coaching. Organizational Dynamics

D Hall, K Otazo, G Hollenbeck Organizational Dynamics 1999

Presents the results of a study sponsored by Boston University's Executive Development Roundtable that allow a critical review of the state of the practice of executive coaching. The study consisted of interviews with over 75 executives in Fortune 100 companies, as well as interviews with 15 executive coaches referred to the researchers a...

Cites in Google Scholar: 745
 
Development and validation of the Working Alliance Inventory.

L Greenberg, A Horvath Journal of Counseling Psychology 1989

Present stages of development and preliminary validation of a self-report instrument for measuring the quality of alliance, the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI). The measure is based on Bordin's (1980) pantheoretical, tripartite (bonds, goals, and tasks) conceptualizaton of the alliance. Results from 3 studies were used to investigate the...

Cites in Google Scholar: 5329
 
Relation between working alliance and outcome in psychotherapy: A meta-analysis.

A Horvath, B Symonds Journal of Counseling Psychology 1991

Results of 24 studies (based on 20 distinct data sets) relating the quality of the working alliance (WA) to therapy outcome were synthesized using meta-analytic procedures. A moderate but reliable association between good WA and positive therapy outcome was found. Overall, the quality of the WA was most predictive of treatment outcomes ba...

Cites in Google Scholar: 4501
 
Alliance in individual psychotherapy.

A Horvath, RAC Del, C Flückiger, D Symonds Psychotherapy 2011

This article reports on a research synthesis of the relation between alliance and the outcomes of individual psychotherapy. Included were over 200 research reports based on 190 independent data sources, covering more than 14,000 treatments. Research involving 5 or more adult participants receiving genuine (as opposed to analogue) treatmen...

Cites in Google Scholar: 2904
 
Take care what you bring with you: How coaches' mood and interpersonal behavior affect coaching success.

P Ianiro, S Kauffeld Consulting Psychology Journal 2014

The quality of coaching working alliances is crucial for coaching success. Determining the ingredients that contribute to a high-quality coaching working alliance is an important question for research. Interpersonal behavior is considered to be a vital factor for a successful coach– client working alliance. This study analyzes how a coach...

Cites in Google Scholar: 53
 
Coaching and consulting in multicultural contexts: Integrating themes and issues.

R Lowman Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2007

This article reviews a series of articles in a special section on "Coaching and Consulting in Multicultural Contexts." It identifies overlapping themes and issues (e.g., the role of perception, culture, pragmatic wisdom, and trust in coaching), as well as issues still to be addressed. It is argued that much work remains to be done to esta...

Cites in Google Scholar: 26
 
Evaluating the effectiveness of executive coaching: Where are we now and where do we need to be?

D MacKie Australian Psychologist 2007

To date there have been no universally accepted criteria for what constitutes a successful outcome in executive coaching. This has been partly a function of the range of activities undertaken within the coaching medium and partly the fact that commercial realities mitigate against controlled trials teasing out mediating and moderating var...

Cites in Google Scholar: 138
 
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: 225
 
The state of executive coaching research: What does the current literature tell us and what’s next for coaching research.

J Passmore, C Gibbes International Coaching Psychology Review 2007

This paper asks the question; what do coaching psychologists bring to the developing market of executive coaching? While psychologists are trained in human behaviour, this paper argues that their real unique contribution may be their ability to undertake high quality research. The paper moves to summarise executive coaching research to da...

Cites in Google Scholar: 178
 
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
 
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
 
Executive coaching at work: The art of one-on-one change.

DB Peterson Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 1996

Outlines the 5 research-based strategies that guide one-on-one coaching by a management consulting firm: forge a partnership, inspire commitment, grow skills, promote persistence, and shape the environment. The case study of a typical targeted coaching participant (a female executive who sought to develop stronger relationships with inter...

Cites in Google Scholar: 267
 
Executive coaching: it works!

FA Kombarakaran, JA Yang, MN Baker, PB Fernandes Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2008

Outcomes of this empirical study demonstrated that executive coaching is an effective method of leadership development. One hundred fourteen executives and 42 coaches were surveyed using instruments designed to gather both quantitative and qualitative data. Results indicated that executive change occurred in 5 areas: people management, re...

Cites in Google Scholar: 196
 
Using coaching to enhance the effects of behavioral feedback to managers

S Kochanowski, C Seifert, G Yukl Journal of Leadership \& Organizational Studies 2010

A field experiment was conducted to assess whether coaching would enhance the effectiveness of a feedback workshop for store managers in a regional supermarket chain. The experimental group of managers received individual coaching several weeks after attending a feedback workshop. The control group of managers also attended a feedback wor...

Cites in Google Scholar: 45
 
Executive coaching can enhance transformational leadership

T Cerni, G Curtis, SH Colmar International Coaching Psychology Review 2010

Objectives: Epstein's (1998) Cognitive-experiential Self theory (CEST) suggests that all behaviour is guided by two different processing systems—the rational and experiential. This brief report presents results of a study baking at the impact of a 10-week coaching intervention programme based on Epstein's CEST theory on transformational l...

Cites in Google Scholar: 55
 
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
 
Building a practically useful theory of goal setting and task motivation: A 35-year odyssey.

EA Locke, GP Latham American psychologist 2002

The authors summarize 35 years of empirical research on goal-setting theory. They describe the core findings of the theory, the mechanisms by which goals operate, moderators of goal effects, the relation of goals and satisfaction, and the role of goals as mediators of incentives. The external validity and practical significance of goal-se...

Cites in Google Scholar: 14273
 
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
 
Behind the Mask Coaching Through Deep Interpersonal Communication.

J Campbell Quick, M Macik-Frey Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2004

Executive coaching can focus on personal behavior change, enhancing leadership effectiveness, fostering stronger relationships, personal development, and/or work-family integration or specific performance issues on the job. K. M. Wasylyshyn (2003a) and H. Levinson (personal communication, 2003) suggested that executive coaching reaches fo...

Cites in Google Scholar: 85
 
Person-centred coaching psychology: A meta-theoretical perspective

S Joseph International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Coaching psychology provides a new professional arena for thinking about psychological practice. Many will recognise the ethos of coaching psychology as different from the medical model and many coaching psychologists would not recognise a description of the profession as grounded in the medical model. It will be argued, however, that ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 48
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Stress management through workplace coaching: The impact of learning experiences

G Ladegård International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2011

The purpose of the present study is to investigate how learning experiences acquired through workplace coaching may affect stress. I identify two main learning experiences in the coaching process, insight and planning skills, and propose that these affect stress directly and also indirectly through mediators’ job demand, job control, a...

Cites in Google Scholar: 30
 
When feedback is not enough: The impact of regulatory fit on motivation after positive feedback

A Jarzebowski, J Palermo, R van de Berg International Coaching Psychology Review 2012

Objectives: Feedback is widely used in coaching practice, however, empirical findings are inconsistent regarding the motivational effect of feedback. Positive or negative feedback can be framed in a way that aligns with an individual’s preferred manner during goal pursuit, that is, their regulatory fit. This study is the first to exami...

Cites in Google Scholar: 18
 
A pilot study evaluating strengths-based coaching for primary school students: Enhancing engagement and hope

W Madden, S Green, AM Grant International Coaching Psychology Review 2011

Objective: This pilot study examines the impact of an evidence-based strengths coaching programme on male primary school students’ levels of engagement and hope. Design: In a within-subject design study, 38 Year Five male students (mean age 10.7 years) participated in a strengths-based coaching programme as part of their Personal Devel...

Cites in Google Scholar: 87
 
Developmental coaching: Business benefit--fact or fad? An evaluative study to explore the impact of coaching in the workplace

E Leonard-Cross International Coaching Psychology Review 2010

Objectives: To contribute to research on the return on investment and business benefit of workplace coaching by using a quasi-experimental design. Specifically, to investigate the impact that in-house coaches, using developmental coaching approaches, had on levels of coachee self-efficacy. Design: The study used action research (Lewin,...

Cites in Google Scholar: 53
 
Positive coaching with frontline managers: enhancing their effectiveness and understanding why

N Yu, CG Collins, M Cavanagh, K White, G Fairbrother International Coaching Psychology Review 2008

Coaching is increasingly being used in the health sector, with staff and patients. Despite this increase there is only a small body of empirical evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of coaching in health care settings. Objectives: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a workplace coaching programme (WCP) aimed at enhancing...

Cites in Google Scholar: 20
 
Self-management and the coaching relationship: Exploring coaching impact beyond models and methods.

T Kemp International Coaching Psychology Review 2008

Whilst there is growing interest within the emerging coaching psychology literature in exploring specific coaching methods and their relative efficacies, little attention has been afforded the investigation of the relationship itself that is formed between coach and client. In addition, any exploration of the personality, psychodynamic...

Cites in Google Scholar: 39
 
Leaders coaching across borders

M Hicks, DB Peterson Advances in global leadership 1999

Leaders are increasingly relying on developmental coaching to equip their people to sustain competitive advantage and stay abreast of change. While coaching across cultural borders poses many challenges that leaders need to consider, a core of practical coaching strategies offers them the greatest leverage for change in any circumstanc...

Cites in Google Scholar: 16
 
The Working Alliance in Coaching Why Behavior Is the Key to Success

S Gessnitzer, S Kauffeld The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 2015

The relationship between coach and client is an essential factor for coaching success. Although researchers have repeatedly called for an investigation of the actual interaction between coach and client to better understand their relationship, previous research has been based primarily on questionnaire data. We analyzed the working relati...

Cites in Google Scholar: 18
 
Coaching in the wild: Identifying factors that lead to success.

S Sonesh, C Coultas, S Marlow, C Lacerenza, D Reyes, E Salas Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2015

Although executive coaching has been shown to be effective, few research initiatives have attempted to understand the importance of the emergent relationship between a coach and coachee. This article explores the factors that influence coaching outcomes from both the coach and coachee’s perspective and presents the results of the mediatin...

Cites in Google Scholar: 3
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Facilitating Successful Behavior Change: Beyond Goal Setting to Goal Flourishing

K Nowack Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2017

Most successful coaching engagements encourage clients to start, increase, decrease, modify, or stop behaviors that contribute to their effectiveness and performance on the job (Fogg, n.d.). Successfully sustaining new or altered behaviors over time until they become a habit is even more difficult (Nowack, 2009). Goal intentions (e.g., “I...

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The Role Of Coaching For Relationship Satisfaction, Self-Reflection, And Self-Esteem: Coachees’ Self-Presentation Ability As A Moderator

J Rank, D Gray Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2017

Although theoretical and applied work has emphasized the critical role of coachee personality in the coaching process, little empirical research has identified specific personality traits as moderating variables. Drawing from social-psychological theories, we examined coachees’ ability to modify self-presentation, a major facet of the sel...

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