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.

Developing a Knowledge Base of Coaching: Questions to Explore

Developing a Knowledge Base of Coaching: Questions to Explore

Developing a Knowledge Base of Coaching: Questions to Explore
Tatiana Bachkirova


As a developing discipline, coaching is expected to generate a body of knowledge that, although shared in many aspects with other disciplines, also addresses themes and issues that are specific to coaching and includes unique ideas, theories, methodologies and results of research. For the last two decades many researchers, academics, professional bodies and practitioners, each in their own way, have been contributing to the ambition for coaching to be knowledge-based. This Handbook represents their contribution revealing a significant diversity in terms of scope, focus and research methodologies.

This diversity can be explained not only by the multidisciplinary nature of coaching but also by different attitudes the authors ...

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