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Webinar: Yes, You Can (and MUST) Measure the Results of Executive Coaching!

The executive coaching field still suffers greatly from an “image problem” – many in the world do not understand what we do, and often confuse us with other less desirable occupations. Our profession must capture legitimacy in the world’s eyes. One solution? Measurement!...

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Internal versus external executive coaching

The purpose of this paper is to show the advantages and disadvantages of internal and external executive coaching. To this end, it offers a thorough review of the literature and an exploratory study based on the Delphi method with 40 selected experts, who gave answers based on their own experience....

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Multi-stakeholder contracting in executive/business coaching: an analysis of practice and recommendations for gaining maximum value

Multi-stakeholder contracting for coaching takes place in organisational settings worldwide. This article presents the results and implications of an international study which explored its use in executive and business coaching, with the aim of sharing best practice and achieving maximum value for all participants....

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A review of research into business coaching supervision

A systematic search of the coaching literature for original peer-reviewed studies into business coaching supervision yielded seven research reports. Evaluation of these studies showed them to be low in the reporting of methodological rigour....

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2017 January Coaching Report

The Coaching Two-Step: From Subject to Object to Transformation...

2016 December Coaching Report

As we move to the end of what has been a tumultuous year in so many parts of the world, and transition to 2017, we have an opportunity to take stock. Indeed, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and, by extension, our clients is to turn inwards and ask important questions about our role and our effectiveness. These might include:...

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2016 November Coaching Report

At our 2015 Annual Coaching Conference, one of the Research Sessions ended with a video of a huge flock of birds hypnotically flowing up and down and in all directions, in unimaginable synchronicity.  Not one bird was out of synch, not one stood out from the group.  This flight video was shown at the conclusion of Sean O’Connor’s prese...

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2016 October Coaching Report

This month we focus on Innovation. Wikipedia defines innovation simply as a "new idea, device, or method." However, innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs....

2016 Poster Award Honorable Mention: The Lived Experiences of Executive Coaches

This is a phenomenological study with the purpose of exploring the lived experiences of executive coaching practitioners – to understand patterns of excellent coaching practices. It is an excellent example of ‘bottom-up” inductive analysis. How do the practitioners describe the qualities of an effective executive coaching encounter....

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