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In this section you will find articles about research in the field of coaching, including research reports and studies. You will also find articles that review the current state of professional coaching throughout the world. This section also contains articles concerning the ways in which to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching initiatives, as well as articles and surveys regarding such timely topics as emotional intelligence and employee engagement. If you have related articles to submit, please visit the article submission page and follow the guidelines there. If you wish to sponsor this category, please visit the sponsor page. Thank you, and enjoy!



The Development of Coaches Survey: II. Challenge, Autonomy and Support

The Development of Coaches Survey: II. Challenge, Autonomy and Support

William Bergquist December 17, 2015 1

This report is the second in a series that convey and interpret results from two versions of a questionnaire that was initially prepared by the Development of Coaches Research Collaborative in cooperation with the

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The New Science of Neurocoaching

The New Science of Neurocoaching

Robert Holmes November 20, 2015 0

At its core coaching believes in a person’s ability to examine their beliefs in order to change them. Neuroscience is proving the same belief through neuroplasticity.

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The Neurobiology of Coaching Motivation

The Neurobiology of Coaching Motivation

Robert Holmes November 20, 2015 0

Motivation improves memory, concentration, brain receptivity, priming for learning and performance on any spectrum you’d like to measure. Understanding how motivation works will directly affect your success as a professional coach

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How Gender Affects Coaching

How Gender Affects Coaching

Robert Holmes November 20, 2015 0

Men and women have different physiology, biochemistry and a spectrum of neurology from F-Brain to M-brain, each with its own nuances. Coaches should understand these in order to work with the individual more effectively.

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12 Simple Ways to Change Your State

12 Simple Ways to Change Your State

Robert Holmes November 15, 2015 0

In today’s wellness focussed environment we see more working together between medical doctors, psychologists and life coaches

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The Development of Coaches Survey: I. Do Coaches Change and What Are Their Competencies?

The Development of Coaches Survey: I. Do Coaches Change and What Are Their Competencies?

William Bergquist September 21, 2015 0

Unlike most coaching surveys, the two surveys conducted in 2009 and 2015 were directed toward those actually doing the coaching, rather than the users of coaching services.

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ROI and Beyond: The Promises, Pitfalls and Perspectives of Coaching Program Evaluation

ROI and Beyond: The Promises, Pitfalls and Perspectives of Coaching Program Evaluation

John Lazar July 23, 2015 0

William Carrier and William Bergquist [Guest Editor: John Lazar] “What’s the point of all this, anyway?” If you’ve ever heard the question—and we’re pretty sure that we have all heard that at least once—you

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The Book Shelf: Measuring the Success of Coaching

The Book Shelf: Measuring the Success of Coaching

Bill Carrier July 23, 2015 1

The book we offer in this quarter’s Bookshelf is the strongest and most comprehensive take on ROI in coaching we’ve seen, from the application to the theory

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Measuring ROI in Executive Coaching

Measuring ROI in Executive Coaching

Jack and Patti Phillips July 23, 2015 0

This is among the first essays to provide a detailed map regarding the formulation of Return-on-Investment calculations for those working in the field of executive coaching.

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An ROI Method for Executive Coaching: Have the Client Convince the Coach of the Return on Investment

An ROI Method for Executive Coaching: Have the Client Convince the Coach of the Return on Investment

Mary Beth O'Neill July 22, 2015 0

[This article first appeared in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, 2005, 3(1), 39-52. Reprinted with permission of Mary Beth O’Neill, IJCO and Professional Coaching Publications, Inc.] [A full version of this article is

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