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Leadership Coaching as Design Conversation

This paper seeks to bridge and integrate the disciplined and rigorous practice of Design Conversation with the professional practice of coaching within the organisational setting. Argument is made that coaching is uniquely positioned to serve as a tool and process for facilitating genuine and effective dialogue at the organisational level....

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Coaching in the US: trends and challenges.

Coaching as an industry is thriving in the USA. Coaches who work with individuals and teams are increasingly recognized in both public and private organizations. Individuals hire a coach for both professional and personal work. Educational offerings have increased in recent years and now include a growing number of university programs....

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Many ways of knowing: how to make sense of different research perspectives in studies of coaching.

Editorial: Many ways of knowing: how to make sense of different research perspectives in studies of coaching.

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The last word: how to move from good to great coaching by drawing on the full range of what you know.

Editorial from the Coaching: An International Journal of Theory Research and Practice 3(2) 87-98. 2010

 

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How to increase and sustain positive emotion: The effects of expressing gratitude and visualizing best possible selves.

A 4-week experimental study (N = 67) examined the motivational predictors and positive emotion outcomes of regularly practicing two mental exercises: counting one's blessings (?gratitude?) and visualizing best possible selves (?BPS?). In a control exercise participants attended to the details of their day....

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Greater strengths of character and recovery from illness.

How are character strengths related to recovery? A retrospective web-based study of 2087 adults found small but reliable associations between a history of physical illness and the character strengths of appreciation of beauty bravery curiosity fairness forgiveness gratitude humor kindness love of learning and spirituality....

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Positive psychology: Past present and (possible) future.

What is positive psychology? Where has it come from? Where is it going? These are the questions we address in this article....

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Curiosity and well-being.

Recent conceptualizations of curiosity have identified two underlying factors that together represent trait curiosity: exploration (the disposition to seek out novel/challenging situations) and absorption (the disposition to become fully engaged in these interesting situations) (Kashdan Rose & Fincham 2004)....

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Gratitude for small and large favors: a behavioral test

The effect of large and small favors on gratitude was tested using a behavioral measure. Participants were 149 undergraduates (120 female 29 male). Half received raffle tickets for a US$100 prize and half received tickets for a US$10 prize....

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Professional and peer life coaching and the enhancement of goal striving and well-being: an exploratory study

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....

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