As Francine Campone noted in her request for participation in the first Survey, the field of coaching should build a culture of research and evidence. I would add a further recommendation to this proposal: this culture should move coaching beyond isolation and autonomy. It should move the field to a culture of collaboration, in which thoughtful dialogue is accompanied by evidence-based information, reflective practice and a desire to advance the inter-discipline of professional coaching through critical inquiry. Hopefully, this set of articles, reporting on results from the Development of Coaches surveys, is contributing in a small way to building such a culture.
Bergquist, W.H. and Brock, V. (2008), “Coaching and Leadership in the Six Cultures of Contemporary Organizations,” in D. B. Drake, D Breennan and K. Gortz, The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, Chapter 13 pp. 239-259.
Orlinsky, D.E. and Rønnestad, M. H. (2005), How Psychotherapists Develop; A study of therapeutic Work and professional growth. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.Download Article 1K Club