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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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2015 Conference Video: Surgical Leadership Beyond the Operating Room

Keynote speech by Michael Yeh, MD, FACS at the 2015 Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference. 

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2015 Conference Video: Coaching the Impossible: Practical Applications of Kellerman's Leader as a System

Barbara Kellerman has long been known as an expert on leadership. However in recent years, as is evident in her latest books, her thinking about leadership has significantly shifted. She now thinks not in terms of leadership per se - but in terms of the leadership system....

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Executive Coaching Beyond the Obvious: Toward a Theoretical Framework to Analyze the Nature and Management of Multiple Stakeholders and Agendas

While executive coaching has been mostly portrayed as a straightforward practice, relying on a relatively non-problematic set of relationships, our research highlights the multi-faceted nature of this intervention in organizations....

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