by Sarah Dale Does coaching work? Should we use hard evidence or our own judgment to tell us if it’s good? Or is client feedback enough? As an occupational psychologist who coaches, I was pleased to attend discussions about the evidence for coaching effectiveness at the Division of Occupational Psychology conference, specifically in sessions led by Professor Rob Briner. Evidence-based practice was also the theme of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology’s annual conference in December 2012. The arguments echo a wider debate, often associated with Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science,...

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