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Writing a book review for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice

Book reviews form an important element of our offering to the readerships of this journal. We welcome critical book reviews that help readers decide whether or not the book will be of use to them either personally or professionally, and whether it might be worth considering purchasing the text....

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Understanding potential career changers’ experience of career confidence following a positive psychology based coaching programme

Changes in the labour market over the last decades have led to an increase in the number of career and job changes individuals are likely to face in their working lives....

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

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....

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SAFE TO PRACTISE: a new tool for business coaching supervision

Supervision is an important component of coaching that can help practitioners work to the highest professional standards. The aim of this paper is to introduce a new conceptual tool for business coaching supervisors. SAFE TO PRACTISE is a framework that describes the functions of coaching supervision....

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The rise of coaching supervision 2006–2014

This paper compares the research on coaching supervision, carried out by Eve Turner and supported by Peter Hawkins in 2014, with the research done by Hawkins and Schwenk carried out in 2006....

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The Evolution of Coaching: A Cottage Industry Grows Up

An Interview with Sir John Whitmore Dear John,...

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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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