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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
 
Executive coaching: The need for standards of competence.

L Brotman, W Liberi, K Wasylyshyn Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 1998

Psychologists working in the emerging competency area of "executive coaching" must promote a more complete understanding of what constitutes effectiveness in this arena—particularly when the expected outcome is sustained behavior change. Experienced psychologists must accept accountability for the need to inform and educate corporate deci...

Cites in Google Scholar: 323
 
Clients' Critical Moments of Coaching: Toward a “Client Model” of Executive Coaching.

A Day, de Haan. E., C Bertie, C Sills Academy of Management Learning & Education 2010

Sixty-seven past and present clients of executive coaching wrote to us about the critical moments they experienced, and we interviewed eight of these. Our analysis indicates that for clients critical moments are not obviously essential to all good coaching. When critical moments do occur, they are positive and linked with important outcom...

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Personality assessment and feedback practices among executive coaches: In search of a paradigm.

GMJ Del, B Yanovsky, S Finn Consulting Psychology Journal 2014

Personality assessment (PA) is used frequently by executive coaches but little has been reported about the specifics of its application. To fill this void, this study explored the current state of PA and feedback in coaching and the extent to which these practices resembled collaborative/therapeutic assessment (C/TA). Using a quantitative...

Cites in Google Scholar: 22
 
Evidence-based coaching: Flourishing or languishing?.

M Cavanagh, A Grant Australian Psychologist 2007

Coaching and coaching psychology offer a potential platform for an applied positive psychology and for facilitating individual, organisational and social change. Experts from around the world were invited to comment on the emerging discipline of coaching psychology and the commercial coaching industry. Several key themes emerged including...

Cites in Google Scholar: 222
 
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
 
Trudging Toward Dodoville: Conceptual Approaches and Case Studies in Executive Coaching.

R Kilburg Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2004

This article introduces the 3rd Consulting Psychology Journal special issue on executive coaching and briefly examines the current status of the scientific knowledge base in the field. It compares the emergence of the empirical literature on coaching to the historical pathway created by psychotherapy and hypothesizes that research on exec...

Cites in Google Scholar: 139
 
Executive coaching.

H Levinson Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 1996

Executive coaching requires the ability on the part of the coach to differentiate coaching from psychotherapy while using basic psychological skills and insights. It is usually short term and issue focused. At high executive levels, its success depends heavily on the consultant's knowledge about contemporary management and political issue...

Cites in Google Scholar: 781
 
Coaching services: A look at coaches, clients, and practices.

A Liljenstrand, D Nebeker Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2008

Coaching is growing rapidly as a way to help individuals improve their professional and/or personal success. Although similar services have been offered for some time, coaching is becoming more widely available and is being offered by a more diverse set of professionals. This research was undertaken to learn more about coaches from varyin...

Cites in Google Scholar: 109
 
What clients want: Coaching in organizational context.

D Riddle, N Pothier Jossey-Bass 2011

As the coaching field matures, the need for organizing schemas that permit knowledge sharing becomes more important. This chapter presents the model of what clients want based on the characteristics of their organizations. The model helps readers make predictions about client requests and design solutions that address client needs in the ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 13
 
Executive coaching: A comprehensive review of the literature.

S Kampa-Kokesch, M Anderson Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2001

The author would like to indicate that unfortunately, Peterson’s (1993) dissertation on executive coaching outcomes was excluded from the original literature review conducted by Kampa-Kokesch and Anderson (2001). Later, Kampa and White (2002) stated that Peterson’s (1993) dissertation was excluded due to the programmatic nature of the coa...

Cites in Google Scholar: 774
 
Toward a conceptual understanding and definition of executive coaching.

R Kilburg Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 1996

A review of the literature on coaching reveals that very little empirical research has focused on the executive coaching methods used by consultants with managers and leaders in organizations. Within the framework of a 17-dimensional model of systems and psychodynamic theory, the author provides an overview of a conceptual approach to coa...

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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
 
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
 
Executive consulting under pressure: A case study.

A Freedman, J Perry Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2010

This consulting psychology case study describes how an initially nonvoluntary consulting engagement with an executive client in a highly complex nuclear industry organization evolved from suspicion to trust, enabling the client to achieve work-related goals. Methods used by the consultant, and reactions to those efforts by the client, are...

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Executive, workplace and life coaching: Findings from a largescale survey of international coach federation members

A Grant, R Zackon International journal of evidence based coaching and mentori... 2004

The knowledge base of coach-specific research detailing theories, techniques and outcomes of coaching is growing annually. However, little is known about coaches themselves. This paper reports on a large scale survey of coaches. A total of 2,529 coaches responded to an online survey conducted in 2003 amongst International Coach Federa...

Cites in Google Scholar: 126
 
Executive Coaching and Psychometrics: A case study evaluating the use of the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) and the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) in senior management coaching

A Mansi The Coaching Psychologist 2007

This paper was presented at the 1st International Coaching Psychology Conference, London, December, 2006. Individual personality differences can, at times of pressure, manifest as extreme traits so that attention to detail, for instance, can show as perfectionism. These personality differences, referred to here as ‘the dark sides’ of p...

Cites in Google Scholar: 6
 
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
 
Executive coaching and leadership assessment: Past, present, and future.

L Sperry Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2013

Executive coaching has come of age both inside and outside the field of consulting psychology, and has become one of its most significant developments in the past decade. This article briefly describes this phenomenon. It also suggests that executive coaching can continue to be a defining force in consulting psychology in the coming decad...

Cites in Google Scholar: 10
 
Journeys towards the professionalisation of coaching: Dilemmas, dialogues and decisions along the global pathway

D Gray Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2011

The term ‘profession’ derives from the Latin word ‘profiteor’ meaning to profess. Professionalisation is the process whereby a gainful activity moves from the status of ‘occupation’ to the status of ‘profession’. Claims for professional status and the emergence of standards and awards are typical of the journey that occupations make (or a...

Cites in Google Scholar: 31
 
Ethical Codes and Executive Coaches One Size Does Not Fit All

P Fatien Diochon, J Nizet Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 2015

While most coaching scholars and professionals focus on the role of codes of conduct in sustaining ethical behavior in the practice of executive coaching, our research answers the call to go “beyond the book.” Our study aims to describe restrictions identified by executive coaches to the application of codes to ethical conflicts. The anal...

Cites in Google Scholar: 10
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Executive Coaching and the Effect on Causal Attribution

F Moen International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2011

This article investigates the impact of a one year executive coaching experiment on intrapersonal causal attribution. The results showed that executive coaching had significant effects on the executives’ causal attributions. Causal attributions of successful achievements to strategy, ability and effort increased, whereas causal attributio...

Cites in Google Scholar: 5
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Ethical situations in executive coaching as experienced and evaluated by psychology and non psychology trained coaches

M Sass 2016

The last 20 years has seen a proliferation in the practice of executive coaching despite the limited empirical research about its efficacy. This research focused on ethical issues arising in the practice of business and managerial coaching (“executive coaching”), which had not been extensively examined in coaching literature. The research...

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