The SAGE Handbook of Coaching presents a comprehensive, global view of the discipline, identifying the current issues and practices, as well as mapping out where the discipline is going. The Handbook is organized into six thematic sections: Part One: Positioning Coaching as a Discipline Part Two: Coaching as a Process Part Three: Common Issues in Coaching Part Four: Coaching in Contexts Part Five: Researching Coaching Part Six: Development of Coaches It provides the perfect reference point for graduate students, scholars, educators and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with current research and debate in the academic and influential practitioners' literature on coaching.

Researching Outcomes of Coaching

Researching Outcomes of Coaching

Researching Outcomes of Coaching
Siegfried Greif


The outcomes of coaching are manifold. They differ depending on the client and on the subject of the coaching. For example, a manager changes her management behavior as a result of coaching and gives her employees encouraging feedback more frequently. A project manager manages resistance to change and conflicts more constructively. An employee works more efficiently and remains calmer in stressful situations. Other clients reflect intensively on their professional and private life goals and draw important conclusions for themselves from this. In his review on coaching outcome studies, Grant (2013, p.32) names a sample of indicators of coaching efficacy, e.g. leadership style, reductions in wastage, psychological well-being, employees’ absence due to sickness, personal resilience, well-being in ...

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