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Assessment Instruments to be Used in Conjunction with Professional Coaching: A Resource List

Assessment Instruments to be Used in Conjunction with Professional Coaching: A Resource List

William Bergquist August 25, 2011 1

The instruments in this document have been presented to illustrate the broad range of resources that are available for instrument-based coaching and to point to several places where an organizational coach might turn when

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Coaching and Neuroscience Research Findings

Coaching and Neuroscience Research Findings

William Bergquist August 22, 2011 0

A series of "animation" questions are posed concern the implications of neuroscience research for the professional of coaching.

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The Ironic Organization: Leadership in the Midst of Complexity, Uncertainty and Turbulence

The Ironic Organization: Leadership in the Midst of Complexity, Uncertainty and Turbulence

William Bergquist August 21, 2011 Comments Off on The Ironic Organization: Leadership in the Midst of Complexity, Uncertainty and Turbulence

In this essay, I wish to expand on both my work on postmodernism and on appreciation, by offering a summary of my own evolving perspective regarding what I have termed “The Ironic Organization.” I

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Life Shields: A Coaching Tool

Life Shields: A Coaching Tool

William Bergquist August 20, 2011 0

Variations of this tool have been available for many years—ever since the concept of life planning was first introduced into organizational consulting work. It remains one of the most useful tools that can be

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Poised on the Edge of Order and Chaos

Poised on the Edge of Order and Chaos

William Bergquist August 19, 2011 0

What might we learn from postmodern theorists, observers and critics as well as contemporary physicists and biologists about the nature of change as it is now occurring in 21st Century societies

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Organizational Coaching Programs

Assessing the Effectiveness of Organizational Coaching Programs

William Bergquist August 15, 2011 0

In this essay I identify and review a series of appreciative concepts and tools that can open opportunities and reduce threat by making the evaluative process clearer and more supportive when reviewing an organizational

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Intentional Analysis: A Comprehensive and Appreciative Model for the Evaluation of Organizational Coaching Programs

Intentional Analysis: A Comprehensive and Appreciative Model for the Evaluation of Organizational Coaching Programs

William Bergquist August 15, 2011 0

I propose that evaluations of coaching programs conducted in organizational settings can best be systematically conducted by deploying a process called Intentional Analysis. I further recommend a twelve-step process that enables the leaders and stakeholders of

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Managing the Stress

Managing the Stress

William Bergquist August 15, 2011 0

How might a coach assist her client in identifying and even seeking to avoid or reduce the impact of these stress ruts? Five tactics and four coaching strategies are suggested

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What is Coaching and What is Mentoring: Seven Roles in Organizational Settings

What is Coaching and What is Mentoring: Seven Roles in Organizational Settings

William Bergquist August 12, 2011 0

The concepts of coaching and mentoring are often overlapping and there are many disagreements about what constitutes coaching and mentoring—especially when coaching and mentoring are delivered in an organizational setting. Considerable time can be

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The Clearness Process: A Coaching Tool

The Clearness Process: A Coaching Tool

William Bergquist August 12, 2011 0

The clearness process offers a gentle way in which a professional coach can encourage increasingly deeper reflection on the part of their client, without violating the basic premise of this peer-based approach that one

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