So does coaching have an impact?

You can only answer this question if you are clear about your evaluation criteria, says Paul Stokes, deputy director of the Coaching & Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Hallam University Coaches, buyers of coaching services and individual clients are very interested in research that supports the use of coaching. Many people, however, don’t reflect on […]

Managers new to coaching need ongoing support

It is vital that organisations provide continuous learning support to managers to help them embed newly acquired coaching skills, particularly in the first month, according to research from Sydney University. It takes about six months before the perceived benefits of adopting coaching behaviours outweigh the perceived downsides, suggest the findings. Pros and cons The study […]