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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!



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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A Perspective on Evaluation

A Perspective on Evaluation

John Lazar July 22, 2015 0

Evaluation from four perspectives: evaluation and what it is and does; stakeholders; measurement; and contracting

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The Essentials of Coaching Program Evaluation: Formative, Summative and Four Ds

The Essentials of Coaching Program Evaluation: Formative, Summative and Four Ds

William Bergquist July 21, 2015 0

There are four basic types of program evaluation: (1) description, (2) documentation, (3) determination of outcomes, and (4) diagnosis. I identify these as the "four Ds."

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Coaching for the 21st Century

Coaching for the 21st Century

Allen Moore June 27, 2015 0

In challenging and opportune times, experienced coaches are of tremendous support to these executives; however, coaches also must adapt in parallel with business evolution, expanding their tool kits to include real-time, technology-enabled coaching to

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Coaching for Emotional Intelligence

Coaching for Emotional Intelligence

Laura Belsten June 26, 2015 0

Social and emotional intelligence (S+EI) is the ability to be aware of our emotions and the emotions and concerns of others and to use that information to manage ourselves and our relationships, both in

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Why Transformative Coaching Takes Guts

Why Transformative Coaching Takes Guts

Marcia Reynolds January 23, 2015 0

Coaching starts by building trust and rapport, but as the conversation goes deeper you might need to generate a bit of discomfort to create a breakthrough in thinking

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The Neuroscience of Coaching and Stress

The Neuroscience of Coaching and Stress

Ann Betz December 5, 2014 0

Stress is, if not one of the main reasons people come to coaching, certainly is something that comes up with almost every client. I once heard the amazing (and now deceased) Dr. Paul Pearsall

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We Invite You to Make a Mess: Enhancing Research Regarding Professional Coaching

We Invite You to Make a Mess: Enhancing Research Regarding Professional Coaching

William Bergquist November 24, 2014 0

William Bergquist and William Carrier We need to know more about what we are doing as professional coaches working in a complex and highly dynamic environment. This third issue of The Future of Coaching

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The Book Shelf: Books in the LPC Writer’s Cottage

The Book Shelf: Books in the LPC Writer’s Cottage

William Bergquist November 24, 2014 0

The list in this issue identifies some of the books to be found in the LPC Writers Cottage.

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Survey of Current Themes in Coaching Research with a Methological Critique

Survey of Current Themes in Coaching Research with a Methological Critique

Vance Caesar November 21, 2014 0

Coaching is a profession that is rapidly becoming popular among both organizations and practitioners, yet there is little empirical evidence linking the results to the process

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