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Approaching solutions or avoiding problems? The differential effects of approach and avoidance goals with solution-focused and problem-focused coaching questions

This study aimed to give insights into the dynamics underpinning different types of coaching questions by exploring the interactions between solution-focused (SF) and problem-focused (PF) coaching questions and approach/avoidance goals. Past research has found that SF coaching questions lead to more positive outcomes than PF questions....

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

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 f...

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Coaching the brain: Neuro-science or Neuro-nonsense?

This paper discusses some myths and misconceptions that have emerged in relation to neuroscience and coaching, and explores the notion that neuroscience provides a foundational evidence-base for coaching, and that neurocoaching is a unique or original coaching methodology....

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Powerpoint Slides: Evidenced Based Coaching

This powerpoint slide discusses the"What, Why and How" of coaching by Anthony Grant, PhD, University of Sydney

A personal perspective on professional coaching and the development of coaching psychology

International Coaching Psychology Review 1 (1)....

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Autonomy support relationship satisfaction and goal focus in the coach-coachee relationship: which best predicts coaching success?

The role of the coach–coachee relationship in influencing coaching outcomes has emerged as an area of interest in research into the mechanics of effective coaching. Although extensively researched in the psychotherapeutic domain exploration of the working alliance represents a new phase in executive and life coaching research. This...

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The Efficacy of Executive Coaching in Times of Organisational Change

Executive coaching is often used in times of organisational change to help executives develop the psychological and behavioural skills needed to focus on reaching their work-related goals whilst simultaneously dealing with the turbulence associated with organisational change....

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Enhancing Well-being and Goal Striving in Senior High School Students: Comparing Evidence Based Coaching and Positive Psychology Interventions

This study compared a cognitive-behavioural, solution focused (CB-SF) coaching intervention and a positive psychology intervention (PPI) utilising a randomised control trial design....

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Australian Coaches' Views on Coaching Supervision: A Study with Implications for Australian Coach Education Training and Practice

In the first study to examine Australian coaches’ views on supervision 174 experienced professional Australian coaches competed an on-line survey; 82.7% of participants were receiving some form of supervision....

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ROI is a poor measure of coaching success: towards a more holistic approach using a well-being and engagement framework

In this article it is argued that financial return on investment (ROI) is an unreliable and insufficient measure of coaching outcomes and that an overemphasis on financial returns can restrict coaches’ and organisations’ awareness of the full range of positive outcomes possible through coaching....

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