Coach training courses and postgraduate courses for coaches and coaching psychologists have grown in number considerably during the last decade. We are now more aware how important a role the self of the coach plays in their coaching practice. It is also widely accepted that not only the relevant knowledge but also the psychological development of coaches is of paramount importance in the process of becoming a coach. A number of theories that address the nuances of developmental processes in adulthood have become better known in the coaching field and accepted as helpful for working with coachees (Lawrence, 2017). However, very few authors write about developmental benchmarks for coaches and coaching psychologists (Bachkirova & Cox, 2007). In this chapter, we consider existing theories of individual development and suggest a developmental framework for coaches based on these theories that can be used in the context of coach education and training.
Bachkirova, TatianaCox, Elaine
Oxford Brookes Business School\Oxford Brookes Business School\Department of Business and Management
Year of publication: 2018Date of RADAR deposit: 2018-10-01
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