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 accredited coaching psychologist (International Society for Coaching Psychology) and has received further training in psychotherapy, counselling, coaching psychology and applied sport psychology. He is an invited founding fellow and has been Scientific Advisory Council Member of the Institute of Coaching between 2009-16. Reinhard runs also his own private practice as coaching psychologist, speaker, workshop leader and consultant.
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” (nearly 30.000 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, of Coaching: Theory, Research and Practice, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, of Philosophy of Coaching - An International Journal, and co-editor of Coachingpsykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology. He is editor and author of ten books and more than 200 articles in scientific and research oriented journals or books. He is Honorary Vice-President of the International Society of Coaching Psychology, and associate at Taos Institute. He has been on numerous scientific boards of international conference and many evaluation committees for professorial positions.
Systemic thinking, social constructionism, narrative- collaborative practice and existential thinking inspire his theoretical foundation. 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. Later projects have been an action research project with migrant boys involving 26 voluntary coaches. Recently he has conducted a project in the area of health and lifestyle change. Since 2011, he has been course director at the Copenhagen Summer University on “Coaching, Kierkegaard and Leadership”. He has two major English book publication “A Guide to Third Generation Coaching - Narrative-Collaborative Theory and Practice” (Springer) and “The Art of Dialogue in Coaching - Towards Transformative Exchange” (Routledge), the Coaching Book of the Year 2019 by Henley Business School.
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