Reinhard Stelter PhD

Reinhard Stelter holds a PhD in psychology and is Professor of Sport and Coaching Psychology at the University of Copenhagen and visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School (Master of Public Governance). He is head of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen. He is an accredited coaching psychologist (International Society for Coaching Psychology) and has received further training in psychotherapy, counselling, coaching psychology and applied sport psychology.

He is the author and editor of one of Scandinavia's most successful books on coaching (published in Danish and Swedish) with the English title Coaching - learning and developing (approx 25.000 copies sold). He is on the Editorial Board of the International Coaching Psychology Review, of Coaching: Theory, Research and Practice, of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, and co-editor of Coachingpsykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology. He is editor and author of ten books and about 200 articles in scientific and research oriented journals or books. He is Honorary Vice-President of the International Society of Coaching Psychology, Scientific Advisory Council Member of The Institute of Coaching associated with Harvard Medical School, associate at Taos Institute, and advisory board member, senior coach and lecturer at Copenhagen Coaching Center. He has been on numerous scientific boards of international conference and many evaluation committees for professorial positions.

His theoretical ground in coaching is inspired by systemic thinking, social constructionism and narrative and collaborative practice. In 2009-11 he has been leader of a research project - a randomized control trial - with a focus on narrative-collaborative group coaching, where he could document and positive effect of coaching on personal well-being and social recovery. He has been course director of the course on “Coaching, Kirkegaard and Leadership” at the Copenhagen Summer University. In 2013 his book Third generation coaching was published by Springer Science+Business Media.