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 the Coaching Process

Researching the Coaching Process

Researching the Coaching Process
Adrian Myers

There are two ‘hot topics’ in coaching research. The first is whether coaching works and the second is how coaching might work. The second topic addresses questions such as ‘What is helpful in coaching sessions?’ and ‘What do coach and/or client need to do in order to achieve the goals of a coaching session?’ This chapter discusses how coaching researchers might address these and similar questions. The chapter begins by suggesting that there are sufficient grounds for addressing the second question. Definitions of coaching process and coaching process research are provided. Important lessons from psychotherapy process research are then considered. Finally, a breadth of empirical literature exploring coaching process will be reviewed. The focus of this ...

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