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Narrative Coaching: Bringing Our New Stories to Life

For the first time ever, everything you need to know about how to work with people's stories in coaching is in one place! In this inspiring and groundbreaking book, you will:...

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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Evidence-based coaching for practitioners: an interview with Doug MacKie

As our readers will know Doug MacKie has joined our journal in the newly created role of Practice Editor for our Partner the Association for Coaching. We are excited about this addition to our editorial team....

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The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy Health and Success

The IOC is pleased to share books authored by our Fellows and Sponsors. ...

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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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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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Evidence Based Coaching Handbook

The first reference to bring scientifically proven approaches to the practice of personal and executive coaching The Evidence Based Coaching Handbook applies recent behavioral science research to executive and personal coaching, bringing multiple disciplines to bear on why and how coaching works....

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