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Exploring the evolution of coaching through the lens of innovation

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 methods....

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From coach to coach supervisor a shift in mind-set

Coaching supervision is a relatively recent development, but already competency frameworks and content and process models exist. What does not yet exist is an articulation of coach supervisors’ attitudes, and how these drive delivery and influence how relationships are managed....

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Peer coaching as a strategy to increase learning and development in organisational life a perspective

This article draws on the researcher’s collective research and experience in using peer coaching as a strategy to improve professional and performance learning over the past 20+ years. This work has influenced training approaches to learning in the health industry as well as in corporate leadership training....

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Introduction to Vol 15, No 1 IJEBCM

IJEBCM Introduction to Vol 15, No 1

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Career conversations in coaching: the contribution that career theory can make to coaching practice

This paper responds to calls for an increased evidence base for coaching practice by exploring the contribution that career research and theory could make to this field. The paper summarises three small-scale studies focusing on career change undertaken by post-graduate students enrolled on an MSc in Career Coaching at a university in London....

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The warmness seed: long-term fruits of coaching

This study addresses three coach behaviours’ effects (warmness behaviour (WB); stimulating action (SA) and planning and structuring activities (PSA)) in two dimensions of coaching outcomes (coachee’s performance (CP) and the quality of the coach–coachee relationship (QCCR))....

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Playfulness in adults: an examination of play and playfulness and their implications for coaching

Play and playfulness have been seminal to human culture for millennia. Twentieth-century scientific enquiry was largely concerned with their evolutionary benefits, though humanistic psychology, and later positive psychology came to view them as attached to greater human values and meaning creation....

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The third ‘generation’ of workplace coaching: creating a culture of quality conversations

Workplace coaching is increasingly used in organisations. Workplace coaching is conducted internally within an organisation for the purpose of helping employees, managers and leaders attain workrelated goals. Workplace coaching methodologies have evolved over time. The first ‘generation’ (1990s) focused on performance management....

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Transformative change to ‘a new me’: a qualitative study of clients’ lived experience with integrative health coaching

Thepurposeofthisstudywastodescribethelivedexperiencesofadult clients who sought Integrative Health Coaching (IHC) to address a chronic health condition. Moustakas’ phenomenological approach was applied to engage nine participants in recorded in-depth interviews and photo-elicitation interviews....

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The use of coaching strategies within the field of social work

The rapidly growing field of coaching has permeated a variety of social science disciplines over the last 40 years, including social work....

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