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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: 443
 
A quasi-experimental study on management coaching effectiveness.

WJG Evers, A Brouwers, W Tomic Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2006

Coaching has become an important managerial instrument of support. However, there is lack of research on its effectiveness. The authors conducted a quasi-experimental study to figure out whether coaching really leads to presupposed individual goals. Sixty managers of the federal government were divided in two groups: one group followed a ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 365
 
A languishing-flourishing model of goal striving and mental health for coaching populations.

A Grant International Coaching Psychology Review 2007

Coaching focuses both on facilitating goal attainment and enhancing well-being. Yet there has been little work on developing models that integrate mental health/illness issues with goal striving. This is important because many distinctions between coaching and therapy have been based on the supposed differing levels of psychopathology ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 35
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Toward a profession of coaching: Sixty-five years of progress and challenges for the future.

M Cavanagh, A Grant International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2004

The coaching industry has reached a key important point in its maturation. This maturation is being driven by at least three interrelated forces: (1) accumulated coaching experience; (2) the increasing entry of professionals into coaching from a wide variety of prior backgrounds; and (3) the increasing sophistication of management and ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 380
 
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: 226
 
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: 755
 
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: 4565
 
When Shadows Fall: Using Psychodynamic Approaches in Executive Coaching.

R Kilburg Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2004

This article makes the major point that events, feelings, thoughts, and patterns of behavior that are outside of the conscious awareness of executives can significantly influence what they decide and how they act. It provides a succinct overview of the conflict and object relations approaches to understanding psychodynamics and embeds the...

Cites in Google Scholar: 183
 
Measuring executive coaching efficacy? The answer was right here all the time.

R Orenstein Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2006

This article demonstrates that executive coaching efficacy can be measured empirically. It describes the application of C. P. Alderfer's & L. D. Brown's (1972) "Empathic Organic Questionnaire" to executive coaching by summarizing a case in which it was adapted and utilized, by detailing the instrument's construction and administration, an...

Cites in Google Scholar: 128
 
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: 183
 
GAS powered coaching: Goal Attainment Scaling and its use in coaching research and practice.

G Spence International Coaching Psychology Review 2007

As the demand for an evidence-based approach to coaching grows, so does the need for rigourous outcome measures. However, despite the fact that coaching is a goal-focused process, there has been little discussion in the coaching literature about different approaches to measuring goal attainment. Given that goal attainment represents a key...

Cites in Google Scholar: 118
 
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: 125
 
The impact of executive coaching and 360 feedback on leadership effectiveness.

E Thach Leadership & Organization Development Journal 2002

Does executive coaching really work? Does it help improve leadership effectiveness and productivity? This action research study answers these questions by tracking the progress of 281 executives participating in a six-month coaching and 360 feedback process. The results suggest that the combination of multi-rater feedback and individual c...

Cites in Google Scholar: 474
 
Relationship of coaching with performance in situational employment interviews.

T Maurer, J Solamon, D Troxtel Journal of Applied Psychology 1998

This field study addressed the question of whether voluntary participation in interview coaching is related to performance in situational interviews. Promotional procedures in 4 different police and fire department jobs were involved, allowing replication in separate samples. In 3 of 4 jobs, when controlling for indicators of candidates' ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 119
 
Mentorship and career mobility: An empirical investigation

TA Scandura Journal of organizational behavior 1992

The literature on mentorship is briefly reviewed, revealing that many studies have documented the functions that mentors provide to proteges, including vocational and psychosocial support. This study investigates the link between these functions and the career mobility outcomes of proteges. Results from a random sample of 244 manufacturin...

Cites in Google Scholar: 1738
 
The Relative Effectiveness of External, Peer, and Self-Coaches

C Sue-Chan, G Latham Applied Psychology 2004

Two studies in two different continents using two different dependent variables examined the relative effectiveness of external, peer, and self-coaches on the performance of participants in two MBA programs. The first study involved MBA students in Canada (n= 30). Those who were coached by an external coach exhibited higher teamplaying be...

Cites in Google Scholar: 250
 
Professional and peer life coaching and the enhancement of goal striving and well-being: An exploratory study

GB Spence, AM Grant The Journal of Positive Psychology 2007

Few studies have investigated the impact of life coaching on self-regulated behavior and well-being. A limitation of past studies has been their reliance on peer rather than professional coaches. The present randomized controlled study compared peer with professional life coaching over a 10-week period with 63 participants. Results indica...

Cites in Google Scholar: 324
 
Positive psychology: An introduction.

MEP Seligman, M Csikszentmihalyi American Psychologist 2000

A science of positive subjective experience, positive individual traits, and positive institutions promises to improve quality of life and prevent the pathologies that arise when life is barren and meaningless. The exclusive focus on pathology that has dominated so much of our discipline results in a model of the human being lacking the p...

Cites in Google Scholar: 27131
 
The integration of mindfulness training and health coaching: An exploratory study

GB Spence, MJ Cavanagh, A Grant Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2008

Coaching has attracted much attention from health professionals interested in collaborative, person-centred approaches to motivating behaviour change. Whilst initial research supports the efficacy of coaching in health contexts, more theoretical and empirical work is needed. Based on recent work demonstrating the important role that mindf...

Cites in Google Scholar: 124
 
Team coaching helps a leadership team drive cultural change at Caterpillar

M Anderson, D Anderson, WD Mayo Global Business and Organizational Excellence 2008

Team coaching readied NACD's top leaders for a broad cultural initiative, showing them how to be more effective with each other, and then how to drive behavioral change across the business by embodying the principles of service. The three-phase initiative included coaching activities such as peer feedback, individual coaching engagements,...

Cites in Google Scholar: 63
 
An exploratory study of Australian executive coaches

T Binstead, AM Grant International Coaching Psychology Review 2008

Objectives: This exploratory study sought to extend the limited knowledge base about the executive coaching industry in Australia. Design: A qualitative process of emergent thematic coding using information from participants. Methods: 28 Australian executive coaches were interviewed using a qualitative conversational interviewing meth...

Cites in Google Scholar: 19
 
Developing sustainable leaders through coaching and compassion

RE Boyatzis, M Smith, N Blaize Academy of Management Learning \& Education 2006

By integrating recent findings in affective neuroscience and biology with well-documented research on leadership and stress, we offer a more holistic approach to leadership development. We argue here that leader sustainability is adversely affected by the psychological and physiological effects of chronic power stress associated with the ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 598
 
From GROW to GROUP: theoretical issues and a practical model for group coaching in organisations

SW Brown, A Grant Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2010

Despite considerable organisational development research and practice suggesting that interventions in organisations should also be targeted at the group level, most organisational coaching is dyadic (one-to-one) and few models of group coaching have been developed. In Part I of this paper we present an introductory overview of group coac...

Cites in Google Scholar: 148
 
Enhancing goal self-concordance through coaching

D Burke, PA Linley International Coaching Psychology Review 2007

Objectives: Research shows that self-concordant goals are more readily pursued, better achieved, and their attainment can lead to increases in well-being. This study assesses whether executive coaching in turn affects self-concordance. Design: We hypothesised that the heightened awareness produced by coaching leads to changes in self-...

Cites in Google Scholar: 103
 
Business coaching: Challenges for an emerging industry

S Clegg, C Rhodes, M Kornberger, R Stilin Industrial and commercial Training 2005

Purpose – To identify the distinguishing characteristics and future challenges for the business coaching industry in Australia. Design/methodology/approach – A telephone survey of business coaching firms was used to identify the main structural characteristics of the industry. Structured interviews with selected business coaches were...

Cites in Google Scholar: 77
 
Sensory awareness mindfulness training in coaching: Accepting life’s challenges

P Collard, J Walsh Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy 2008

Sensory Awareness Mindfulness Training is a new set of skills to help clients approach a better life/work equilibrium by balancing cognitive and emotional brain activities. This is achieved through regular connection with one’s senses and focusing non-judgementally on the ‘here and now’ experience of life. The exercises are neither diffic...

Cites in Google Scholar: 75
 
Does coaching work or are we asking the wrong question?

A Fillery-Travis, D Lane International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Within the context of an expanding market for coaching in all its forms organisations are asking the questions ‘Does coaching work?’ They seek evidence of a return on investment. We argue within this paper that this is the wrong question. Before we can ask whether coaching works we must ask how is it being used, is a coherent framework of...

Cites in Google Scholar: 305
 
Media perceptions of executive coaching and the formal preparation of coaches.

AN Garman, DL Whiston, K Zlatoper Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2000

Seventy-two articles on executive coaching appearing in mainstream and trade management publications between 1991 and 1998 were analyzed to determine (a) general opinions of the practice of executive coaching and (b) the extent to which training in psychology was described as relevant and useful to coaching practice. A content analysis me...

Cites in Google Scholar: 174
 
Does ‘peer coaching’increase GP capacity to promote informed decision making about PSA screening? A cluster randomised trial

M Gattellari, N Donnelly, N Taylor, M Meerkin, G Hirst, JE W... Family Practice 2005

Background. Very little effort has been directed to enable GPs to better informed decisions about PSA screening among their male patients. Objectives. To evaluate an innovative programme designed to enhance GPs' capacity to promote informed decision making by male patients about PSA screening. Methods. The study design was a cluster...

Cites in Google Scholar: 72
 
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: 109
 
The self-presentation of commercial Australian life coaching schools: Cause for concern

AM Grant, B O’Hara International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Objectives: The study had four major objectives: (1) to identify the types of qualifications,certifications and accreditations offered by Australian life coaching schools; (2) to provide an overview of the advertised content and cost of life coach training courses; (3) to identify how life coaching schools differentiate between life co...

Cites in Google Scholar: 38
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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: 188
 
Evidence-based life coaching for senior high school students: Building hardiness and hope

S Green, AM Grant, J Rynsaardt International Coaching Psychology Review 2007

Objective: To extend the knowledge base on the use of life coaching as an applied positive psychology. Studies to date have utilised community samples with participants of varying ages and most research has used adult community samples. The present study is unusual in that it examined the efficacy of an evidence-based (cognitive-behavi...

Cites in Google Scholar: 355
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Toward a Profession of Coaching? A Definitional Examination of ‘Coaching,’‘Organization Development,’and ‘Human Resource Development’

RG Hamlin, AD Ellinger, RS Beattie International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2009

During the past few years, the growth of an emergent ‘coaching industry’ has resulted in some scholars calling for the development of a genuine coaching profession. Yet contemporary organization development (OD) and human resource development (HRD) practitioners conceive of coaching as an extant core component of their respective field...

Cites in Google Scholar: 184
 
Coaching high achievers.

G Jones, K Spooner Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2006

This investigation used semistructured interviews with coaches (n = 7) and high achievers (n = 14) from business and sports to identify common characteristics of high achievers that are important to take into account when coaching them, coaching needs of high achievers, and key implications for the practice of coaching high achievers. Con...

Cites in Google Scholar: 141
 
The executive coaching trend: Towards more flexible executives

RA Jones, AE Rafferty, M Griffin Leadership & Organization Development Journal 2006

Purpose – This paper proposes to investigate the influence of executive coaching on managerial flexibility in order to build a stronger theoretical and empirical basis for executive coaching research. Design/methodology/approach – A repeated measures design was adopted. About 11 leaders participated in a leadership development progra...

Cites in Google Scholar: 150
 
Coaching is the ultimate customizable solution: an interview with David Peterson

C Kauffman, T Bachkirova Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2008

You have been a true pioneer in the coaching field from 1990 to the point of being Senior Vice President at Personnel Decisions International. Your substantial contribution to this field includes many articles and best-selling books on coaching such as Development FIRST and Leader as Coach. We also know about your valuable PhD study in wh...

Cites in Google Scholar: 8
 
Assessing the efficacy of a cognitive behavioural executive coaching-programme

V Libri, T Kemp International Coaching Psychology Review 2006

Objectives: Cognitive behavioural techniques have been the mainstay of psychological treatment for many psychologists in clinical practice. However, there is little known in relation to the efficacy of cognitive behavioural techniques for performance enhancement within a non-clinical setting, such as those found in organisational envir...

Cites in Google Scholar: 79
 
The three-way mirror of executive coaching

D Luebbe 2005

The purpose of the study was to investigate executive caching practices, coach behaviors, attributes, and skills that result in the most effective coaching outcomes as perceived by three groups-the coach, the coachee who is the recipient of coaching, and the human resource brokers of coaching services in an organization. In the qualitati...

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: 30
 
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: 91
 
A randomized trial of methods to help clinicians learn motivational interviewing.

WR Miller, CE Yahne, TB Moyers, J Martinez, M Pirritano Journal of consulting and Clinical Psychology 2004

The Evaluating Methods for Motivational Enhancement Education trial evaluated methods for learning motivational interviewing (MI). Licensed substance abuse professionals (N = 140) were randomized to 5 training conditions: (a) clinical workshop only; (b) workshop plus practice feedback; (c) workshop plus individual coaching sessions; (d) w...

Cites in Google Scholar: 1237
 
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: 76
 
Coaching and coach training in the workplace

C Wilson Industrial and commercial training 2004

Focuses on coaching, the latest “fix” in corporate life, and how the workplace is changing from authoritarian bosses and jobs for life towards self directed learning and portfolio careers. Outlines how the Virgin Empire was built using a coaching culture and provides case histories of the implementation of coaching and coach training in t...

Cites in Google Scholar: 96
 
The impact of Co-active Life Coaching on female university students with obesity

M van Zandvoort, JD Irwin, D Morrow International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2009

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the impact of Co-active life coaching on obese female university students. Five obese (BMI ≥ 30kg/m2 ), female university students received an average of nine weekly, 35-minute, one-on-one sessions with a certified coach. Semistructured, in-depth interviews before and after particip...

Cites in Google Scholar: 61
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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: 56
 
The application of the 3+1Cs relationship model in executive coaching.

J Passmore, S Jowett, K Kanakoglou Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2012

Executive coaching is an intervention that organizations often use to enhance managers' opportunities, develop skills, promote knowledge and reflectivity, as well as improve overall performance. An effective working relationship has been considered a necessary condition for the success of executive coaching. Thus, the present study aimed ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 103
 
The effectiveness of strength-based executive coaching in enhancing full range leadership development: A controlled study.

D MacKie Consulting Psychology Journal 2014

This study attempts to investigate the effectiveness of a strength-based coaching methodology in enhancing elements of the full range leadership model, especially transformational leadership. Transformational leadership is the process whereby leaders engage and influence their followers toward attaining a shared vision through their capac...

Cites in Google Scholar: 219
 
Coaching Fleet drivers-- a randomized controlled trial(RCT) of‘short coaching’

J Passmore, M Velez The Coaching Psychologist. 2012

The issue of coaching as a potential learning methodology has been highlighted by a European Union task force (HERMES, 2010) and has been the subject of a number of research papers over the past two years. This paper reports the results from a RCT study of coaching with fleet drivers based on a sample of 327 participants, and ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 9
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Knowledge sharing in the organizational context: using Social Network Analysis as a coaching tool

N Terblanche International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2014

Knowledge sharing between employees is a critical success factor in knowledge intensive organisations and depends on the quality of an employee’s relationships with co-workers. Relatively little research has been done on how to incorporate relationship aspects into a coaching intervention. This paper describes an organisational coachi...

Cites in Google Scholar: 22
 
Steps towards the Benchmarking of Coaches’ Skills

S Linder-Pelz International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2014

This paper describes a study of the development and implementation of a benchmarking methodology within a coaching community. It asks: how robust and valid was the process used to identify the key coaching skills and their specific behavioural indicators? It finds that the initial identification of core coach skills was driven by a l...

Cites in Google Scholar: 21
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Flourishing Youth Provision: The Potential Role of Positive Psychology and Coaching in Enhancing Youth Services

CJC Leach, LS Green, AM Grant International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2011

This article discusses how positive psychology and evidence-based coaching can support youth service provision in order to promote cross fertilisation between these different domains of practice. The transition from adolescence to adulthood is difficult for many young people and there is growing recognition that there should be a great...

Cites in Google Scholar: 18
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More than a brain on legs: an exploration of working with the body in coaching

T Matthews International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2013

Coaching typically takes place as a seated conversation aimed at stimulating cognitive reflection. This study explores why some coaches are choosing to combine a physical activity with their coaching rather than working in a more conventional manner. An IPA methodology was used, based on a convenience sample of six coaches. Two key the...

Cites in Google Scholar: 7
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Hope theory in coaching: How clients respond to interventions based on Snyder’s theory of hope

T Worgan International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2013

The concept of hope has infused human culture for millennia and in modern times challenged psychologists’ attempts to define and measure individuals’ level of hope. The beneficial impact of increasing hope to improve physical and mental well-being is a tested therapeutic intervention. However, little research has explored this matter i...

Cites in Google Scholar: 17
 
Exploring the impact of participation in a Leader as Coach programme using the Personal Case Study Approach

AM Grant, M Hartley The Coaching Psychologist 2014

Effective coaching skills are an essential part of contemporary leadership. All too frequently organisations invest significant resources into ‘Leader as Coach’ development programmes only to find that, despite initial enthusiasm, coaching skills are not applied back in the workplace. To facilitate such transfer of training we utilised...

Cites in Google Scholar: 15
 
Problem-focused coaching in a mainstream primary school: Reflections on PRACTICE

M Adams The Coaching Psychologist 2012

This article describes the successful application of the problem-solving processes outlined in Stephen Palmer’s PRACTICE framework to a real-life school-based organisational problem. The coach’s role and contribution to the process is identified at each stage. A problem-solving approach in general, and the PRACTICE model in particular,...

Cites in Google Scholar: 11
 
Evaluation of outcomes and quality of working life in the coaching setting

D Van Laar, S Easton The Coaching Psychologist 2013

As the evidence base for coaching develops, so there is increasing expectation that coaching practitioners evaluate their work. Coaches require relevant, valid and reliable measures. Some assessments will do more than just measure change – they can help better understand a client’s circumstances and so assist in identification of appro...

Cites in Google Scholar: 15
 
Coaching research in safety critical environments

J Passmore The Coaching Psychologist 2013

This paper provides a brief overview of research into coaching in one specific safety critical environment – driving. The paper will briefly review the issues behind the research agenda, summarise the four peer-reviewed papers which have been published and their implications for driving practice and policy, as well as for coaching rese...

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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: 32
 
Coaching as a learning methodology: A mixed methods study in driver development using a randomized controlled trial and thematic analysis

J Passmore, H Rehman International Coaching Psychology Review 2012

Objectives: This mixed methods study reviewed the role of coaching in the driver development environment. The study sought to explore the impact of coaching as a learning methodology and to compare this with an instruction-based approach. Design: The study involved a mixed methods sequential design. The first part of the study was a ra...

Cites in Google Scholar: 39
 
Back to basics II: How the research on attachment and reflective-self function is relevant for coaches and consultants today

E de Haan International Coaching Psychology Review 2012

Purpose: In this study the phenomenon of reflective-self function is explored in terms of its historical understanding – just as the phenomenon of transference was explored in terms of its historical understanding in an earlier instalment (De Haan, 2011). As will be shown, reflective-self function is not only demonstrably linked to sec...

Cites in Google Scholar: 25
 
The experience of using coaching as a learning technique in learner driver development: An IPA study of adult learning

J Passmore, L Mortimer International Coaching Psychology Review. 2011

Objectives: This preliminary study sought to explore the experiences of UK Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) in using coaching as a method for novice driver learning, as part of a wider research agenda into the use of coaching in driver instruction. Design: The qualitative method of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used t...

Cites in Google Scholar: 25
 
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: 244
 
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: 60
 
Developing the leader as coach: insights, strategies and tips for embedding coaching skills in the workplace

A Grant, M Hartley Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2013

This article presents some practical insights, strategies and tips about how to help organisations embed leadership coaching skills in the workplace following participation by executives and managers in ‘Leader as Coach’ development programs. Given that organisations globally are increasingly using such programs as part of leadership deve...

Cites in Google Scholar: 117
 
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: 71
 
Who sees change after leadership coaching? An analysis of impact by rater level and self-other alignment on multi-source feedback

D MacKie International Coaching Psychology Review 2015

Objectives: The objective of this research was to investigate the use of multi-source feedback in assessing the effectiveness of a strength-based coaching methodology in enhancing elements of the full range leadership model. It also investigated the effects of self-other rater alignment on leadership outcomes after coaching. Design: A ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 30
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Coaching leadership training in High-Tech Settings: An Analysis of a Coaching leadership program in the Swedish Telecom Industry

M Ricciardi, J Schaller, D Garcia, T Archer The International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching: Publish... 2015

There is a continuous need for empirical evidence regarding the impact and experience of coaching leadership. The purpose of this study was to describe the effects from a coaching leadership program. The results indicated that the majority of the participants in the program used the skills acquired during the program (e.g., communicati...

Cites in Google Scholar: 7
 
Exploring what clients find helpful in a brief resilience coaching programme: A qualitative study

S Timson The Coaching Psychologist 2015

This paper presents the results of a qualitative study exploring clients’ perspectives of the impact and helpfulness of a brief coaching programme designed to increase individual resilience during a period of organisational change. Managers in a UK public sector organisation participated in a three-session resilience coaching programme...

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What constitutes evidence-based coaching? A two-by-two framework for distinguishing strong from weak evidence for coaching

A Grant International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2016

There has been an almost exponential growth in the amount of coaching-specific and coaching-related research over the past ten years. At the same time there has been considerable interest in the development of evidence-based approaches to coaching, and many coaching practitioners have incorporated the phrase into their terms of reference...

Cites in Google Scholar: 59
 
What can Sydney tell us about coaching? Research with implications for practice from down under

A Grant Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2016

This paper details material from 2 presentations given at the 2015 Society of Consulting Psychology Mid-Winter Conference in San Diego, California, which presented a summary of the coaching research conducted at the Coaching Psychology Unit (CPU) at the University of Sydney. The CPU was established in 1999 with a mission to enhance the pe...

Cites in Google Scholar: 33
 
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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Can coaching paramedics help them reflect on their wellbeing and confidence and be empowered within their profession?

G Barody International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2016

There has been a significant increase in the number of paramedic practitioners leaving the profession, in relation to the increased anxiety and stress associated with the evolving, diverse role, and increased workload. The ambulance services are struggling nationally to recruit the numbers of staff required to support the current healthca...

Cites in Google Scholar: 8
 
Performance coaching in sport, music, and business: From Gallwey to Grant, and the promise of positive psychology

A Mouton International Coaching Psychology Review 2016

The purpose of this paper is to explore performance coaching in sport, music, and business. The paper begins by describing some of the popular, lay methods used by coaches in each field, many influenced by The Inner Game books of Timothy Gallwey. Next, the paper discusses the scientifically grounded theories, principles, and methods that ...

Cites in Google Scholar: 15
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Effectiveness of Leadership Coaching—An Integrated Evaluation Framework

W Hofmans 2015

The evaluation of the exact impact of executive coaching on both individuals and organisations is lagging behind. This has been demonstrated by the few empirical studies which link coaching to improved outcomes. This particular research project focuses on the coaching of leaders in organisations. It draws on resources from the fields of L...

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“I am going to succeed”: The power of self-efficient language in coaching and how coaches can use it

S Gessnitzer, E Schulte, S Kauffeld Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2016

Despite growing research on coaching and its positive impact on clients’ self-efficacy and goal-attainment, to date, there is hardly any empirically based knowledge on which communicative strategies cause these improvements. To address this research gap and examine the role of clients’ self-efficient statements for coaching success, coach...

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Impact of Executive Coaching on Small Businesses and Franchisees

S Whiteside 2013

The question for this research was: Does executive coaching impact the success of franchisees? Six volunteer franchisees participated in 3-month coaching engagements, where different coaching methods and philosophies were utilized, such as co-active, facilitative, cognitive-behavioral, leadership, and positive as well as other executive c...

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Do we need alliance factor definitions unique to coaching? Clients’ operational definitions of research-based definitions

M Lopez International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2017

Vague definitional descriptors of the Coaching Alliance Common Factor measurement threaten construct validity in coaching research. Further, differing coach and client perceptions of the helping relationship, and coaching and therapeutic client dissimilarities compound the risk. Ten clients representing a global leadership coaching practi...

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How do novice business coaches identify the boundary between coaching and counselling?

A Eniola International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2017

The coaching/counselling boundary is much talked about and yet there has been little research into how novice coaches identify the boundary in practice. This article explores how novice business coaches attempt to identify the boundary in their practice. The research employs a constructivist grounded theory approach, with seven novice bus...

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A grounded theory study of how executive coaches help professionals deal with workplace intimidation

A Fields The Coaching Psychologist 2017

Purpose: Research has identified the problem of workplace intimidation and its impact, both on individuals and organisations. However, a gap exists in the research literature regarding effective solutions for targets of workplace intimidation, or how executive coaching may be used as an intervention in such circumstances. Design: A qua...

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The Coaching Relationship – and beyond

O Spaten, A O’Broin, L Løkken Coaching Psykologi 2016

In the coaching context of an ongoing search for evidence-based research, and increasing interest in the ‘active ingredients’ of coaching the impetus for ‘the coaching relationship – and beyond’ was the quest for deeper understanding of the coaching relationship as well as its influence on the outcomes of coaching. It is a presentation, o...

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Where we have been, where we are now, and where we might be heading: Where next for the coaching relationship?

A O’Broin Coaching Psykologi 2016

The advent of the current stage of coaching research seeking to identify how coaching works, or the ‘active ingredients’ of coaching has taken coaching relationship research into a more prominent position. In exploring the questions of what we know about the coaching relationship and its role in coaching and coaching outcomes, and how we ...

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Develop yourself, develop others? How coaches and clients benefit from train-the-coach courses

S Jordan, S Gessnitzer, S Kauffeld Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2017

The majority of the numerous train-the-coach courses in the growing coaching market are not evidence-based and evaluate neither the personal development of coaches during these courses nor their effects on clients’ subsequent coaching success. The aim of our study was to investigate the development of coaches’ career-related variables dur...

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The unsolved value of executive coaching: A meta-analysis of outcomes using randomised control trial studies

D Burt, Z Talati International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2017

Methodology and research supporting coaching’s effectiveness has not kept up with its growth and demand. The current literature on coaching is lacking sufficient empirical rigour and does not meet the standard required for mixed methods design. This metaanalysis investigated the outcomes of coaching, and potential moderating effects of ot...

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Employee perceptions of managerial coaching and work engagement using the Measurement Model of Coaching Skills and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale

R Ladyshewsky, R Taplin International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2017

This study explored the perceptions of an employee’s manager as coach behaviour and the relationship to their perceived work engagement. The Measurement Model of Coaching Skills (MMCS) by Park and colleagues and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) were used as the tools to measure this relationship. The MMCS was also validated furthe...

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The client as active ingredient: ‘Core self-evaluations’ as predictors of coaching outcome variance

D Tee, D Shearer, G Roderique-Davies International Coaching Psychology Review 2017

This pilot study builds on previous research applying the ‘active ingredients’ model to coaching psychology and seeking to identify client traits that may predict coaching efficacy. It examines the relationship between the four ‘core self-evaluation’ traits (self-esteem, generalised self-efficacy, locus of control and neuroticism) and the...

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Executive coaching in an era of complexity. Study 1. Does executive coaching work and if so how? A realist evaluation

L Kovacs, S Corrie International Coaching Psychology Review 2017

Objectives: Executive coaching is delivered within business environments that are highly complex and unpredictable. A current debate is whether novel approaches to coaching are needed to help leaders become skilled in navigating complexity. The objectives of this research were to: (i) develop a coaching framework for helping coaches work ...

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Coaching: Meaning-making process or goal-resolution process?

N Cunningham Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal 2017

Two schools of thought exist about the purpose and process of coaching. One school of thought holds the strong belief or assumption that the purpose of coaching is to change behaviour through a goal-directed approach. The counterview has the underlying assumption that coaching is a meaning-making process, a shared journey that may or may ...

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Striving for autonomy: The importance of the autonomy need and its support within coaching

S Schiemann, C Mühlberger, E Jonas International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2018

Based on definitions of coaching, coaches support their clients with their self-determination as well as their self-congruent, self-valued goals; in other words and with regard to Self-Determination Theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2000), coaches support their clients’ autonomy need. In this paper, we present an overview of three research studie...

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A temporal multi-stakeholder perspective on the perceptions, expectations and experiences of coaching in a team context

S Fontannaz International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2018

Concerted efforts have been made to define and distinguish coaching as an emerging discipline and profession to develop confidence in the potentiality of coaching. Multiple perspectives on coaching exist, which are influenced by perceptions, expectations and experiences of coaching. This article draws on an instrumental case study situate...

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The Efficacy Of Executive Coaching: An Empirical Investigation Of Two Approaches Using Random Assignment And A Switching-Replications Design

J Williams, R Lowman Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 2018

Using random assignment and a switching-replications design in a corporate setting, this study compared the effectiveness of two approaches to executive coaching: goal-focused and process-oriented. Goal-focused coaching is based on goal-setting theory, which concentrates on identifying a task to be accomplished, whereas process-oriented c...

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Crossing the line? A qualitative exploration of ICF master certified: Coaches’ perception of roles, borders and boundaries

C Sime, Y Jacob International Coaching Psychology Review 2018

Objectives: Coaches have an unclear role and the industry shares a complex border with therapeutic practices. This study explored the nature of the relationship between coaching and therapeutic practices, how coaching professionals experience, navigate and manage this boundary, and sought to identify what roles they adopt. Design: Seve...

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A role for coaching to support leadership development? The experiences of female Arab leaders: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

M Mattar, C van Nieuwerburgh, M Barr, Y Jacob International Coaching Psychology Review 2018

Objectives: This study aimed to explore how eight female leaders from four Arab countries experienced their leadership journey, and to consider a potential role for coaching in that developmental journey. Design and Method: A qualitative design was applied to explore the participants’ experiences. Data collection was through semi-struc...

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Coaching Competencies Deconstructed

K Payne 2017

The purpose of this capstone is to explore four qualities considered essential to professional coaching: authenticity, coaching presence, empathy, and openness. Through research in psychology and coaching literature, as well as interviews with experienced coach practitioners, this study first deconstructs each quality, and then creates a ...

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The experience of executive group coaching - A qualitative study

K Gyllensten, C Henschel, G Jones International Coaching Psychology Review 2020

Introduction: The aim of this study was to explore managers’ experiences of participating in executive group coaching in a municipality in Sweden. Methods: A qualitative methodology was used in the study. Managers that had participated in executive group coaching were invited to participate. Individual interviews were used to collect the...

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Dynamic Team Leadership Coaching Towards Business Results

A Barosa-Pereira 2020

Limited published research has examined team coaching function processes. Through an extensive systematic literature review, this research explores team coaching knowledge and proposes a new construct by adding the Dynamic Team Leadership meta-theory (Kozlowski, Watola, Nowakowski, Kim and Botero, 2009). The concept of Dynamic Team Leader...

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African organisational coaching practice: Exploring approaches used, and the factors influencing coaches’ fees

N Terblanche, J Passmore, J Myburgh South African Journal of Business Management 2021

Purpose: More context-specific research regarding the praxis of organisational coaching was needed for increased understanding of this emerging profession. Whilst progress was being made internationally, African coaching practice research was sparse, leading to potentially false assumptions about local praxis based on international tre...

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