The primary purpose of this literature review was to provide a comprehensive background for understanding current knowledge, to highlight the significance of new research and to offer a new perspective. A synthesis approach has been used, combining a narrative review and an integrative review. Narrative reviews can inspire research ideas by identifying gaps or inconsistencies in a body of knowledge, thus helping researchers to determine research questions or formulate hypotheses. Integrative reviews are intended to address emerging topics to create initial conceptualizations. This review indicates that the limited team coaching research to date has focused on defining the term, identifying effectiveness factors and investigating the efficacy of team coaching. While each of these areas require further research for team coaching to move beyond its pre-theory status, it would appear that research and theoretical framing for team coaching competencies is even further behind.
Recovery coaching is a lesser-recognised support service to individuals who pursue recovery from addiction. This narrative inquiry research explored the experiences of recovery coaches working with employed professionals in recovery from alcohol misuse. Findings indicate that recovery coaches work in the field of recovery, not addiction and that they were credentialed by their skills as a coach. Recovery coaching may be a useful service to professionals in recovery. Insight into perspectives of coaches regarding goals, processes, challenges and outcomes of recovery provides enhanced understanding of how coaching can facilitate employed professionals to become architects of their own recovery.
It is widely recognised that mentoring is key for retention, employee performance and a culture of learning and development (Clark 2017), however, organisations are still struggling to implement a sustainable framework where mentoring can flourish. This article critically reflects on how to make mentoring programmes successful and sustainable in large global organisations. Based on data collected from the coaching and supervision notes of five international coaches in two global orgnisations between 2013 and 2017, the article develops practical recommendations on how mentoring can be supported by different stakeholders so that mentor programmes can be used as a sustainable development tool. It aims to bring clarity to the concept of mentoring and offers clear guidelines for diverse organisations and institutions on how to set up mentor programmes and which pitfalls need to be avoided. It also reviews key drivers of mentor programmes, assesses the benefits for the individual and organisation and reflect on …
Within the literature on coaching supervision, most studies relate to supervision for full-time coaching practitioners. This paper presents the results of an integrated literature review into coaching supervision for internal coaches who have coaching in addition to their technical role. As well as answering specific research questions, emergent data showed internal coaches using group supervision for competence, relatedness and whether they have autonomy; purposes synonymous with the psychological needs within Self-determination theory (SDT). This paper proposes SDT as an evidence-based theoretical framework for supervisors to understand these areas in group supervision with internal coaches, whilst also making suggestions for further research.
Photography is an accessible, participatory tool used in various therapeutic and research contexts. However, little research has been done to explore uses of photography within coaching. This qualitative study explores the question, ‘How does using photography affect coachees’ experiences of engagement and accessibility in coaching?’ through semi-structured interviews, analysed using an interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) methodology. Findings revealed that using photographs in coaching enriched the coaching experience, extending engagement and participation; cultivated mindful self-awareness and enhanced positivity. The results offer coaches, coach educators and researchers, important insights into using photography in coaching and the impact this has on coachee experience.
There is on going debate about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on humanity. The application of AI in the helping professions is an active research area, but not in organisational coaching. Guidelines for designing organisational AI Coaches adhering to international coaching standards, practices and ethics are needed. This conceptual paper presents the Designing AI Coach (DAIC) framework that uses expert system principles to link human coaching efficacy (strong coach-coachee relationships, ethical conduct, focussed coaching outcomes underpinned by proven theoretical models) to established AI design approaches, creating a baseline for empirical research.
This paper is the result of a unique combination PhD research and an intensive leadership coaching among Academic Deans and equivalent leadership roles within a university in the Middle East. Academic Deans have a complex ‘in between’ role. This level of complexity can create significant leadership and personal challenges. Coaching can offer an opportunity to enable these middle leaders to develop insights and strategies to cope with these challenges. However, a competent coach is not enough to work with the complexities of this group of people. A more flexible and adaptive coach is needed with a repertoire of skills and processes to draw upon to serve the needs of the coachees. Employing an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), the study identified some key themes in the findings about the ways in which the Deans learned. These include developing a mindful, reflective and calm environment, learning preferences are associated with the subject disciplines of the Deans and learning by observation. Dra…
This qualitative study explored the coaching-related experiences of clients (parents who were overweight/obese) and coaches who participated in a 3-month obesity intervention. Semi-structured interviews were conducted at multiple time points and were audio-recorded and analysed by question and via inductive content analysis. Clients reported increased accountability, goal setting skills, awareness, and external support in relation to health behaviours. Coaches shared tools they utilised, insights from working with this population, and advice for future coaches. This research informs the client-coach relationship; insights from both parties will allow researchers to create effective programming for this population.
Health outcomes are influenced by the ability of individuals to take an active role in the decisions and actions affecting their health and well-being. This involves a process of accessing, understanding, appraising, and using health-related information and resources to take actions that lead to positive health outcomes and an improved quality of life. Health literacy plays an integral role in the health and wellness outcomes achieved by both individuals and the healthcare delivery system as a whole, with low health literacy linked to deleterious impacts on health status and quality of life. Identifying approaches that increase health literacy is a critical component in elevating the health status of individuals and populations. This discussion investigates the relationship between health and wellness coaching (HWC) and health literacy, exploring the potential HWC has for improving health literacy. Key constructs of HWC and health literacy are shared, along with observations about their interconnectivity and …
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