RESEARCH MATTERS – SAFE SPACE: CREATING A SENSE OF SAFETY FOR THE CLIENT

Giedre Lesmaityte and Adrian Myers discuss ‘safe space’ in coaching sessions and how it’s created Have you ever experienced a coaching session, where, despite the impressive credentials and experience of the coach, you were reluctant to talk openly about your concerns? We explored this using ‘Conceptual Encounter’ (De Rivera, 1981) methodology with six coaching clients. […]

RESEARCH MATTERS – COACHING TALENT: THE CHALLENGE OF HIGH POTENTIALS

What are the challenges for coaches in talent development coaching? Dr Alison Rose and Professor Tatiana Bachkirova discuss the result of Alison’s doctoral study conducted at the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University   On the face of it, coaching ‘high potentials’ is a perfect assignment for coaches. These talented […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: TEAM COACHING – TRIALS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Dr Judie Gannon and Sue Fontannaz from the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University reflect on the academic and practitioner debates around team coaching While team coaching continues to receive more attention in the practitioner media, the empirical evidence for this area of coaching remains relatively thin. Team coaching is […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: SELF-DECEPTION – WHO ARE WE KIDDING?

Tatiana Bachkirova, professor of coaching psychology and director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University, discusses her research on self-deception in coaches I have been fascinated with the phenomenon of self-deception for a long time since noticing that I am quite capable of deceiving myself. It is also impossible […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: LEADERSHIP TRANSITION COACHING IN THE NHS

Newly appointed senior NHS leaders must provide top-quality patient care within ever tightening budgetary constraints. Support is crucial if they are to succeed. Anne Gill and Dr Adrian Myers consider the contribution coaching can make The challenges confronting chief executives and senior leaders in the NHS are daunting even for the best and most experienced […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: THE FORGOTTEN CUSTODIANS

The benefits of mentoring and coaching have never been so widely accepted, but do we recognise and value the skills and knowledge of those who develop and operate our mentoring schemes and coaching programmes, and what do we know about mentoring scheme and coaching programme coordinators’ development needs? Dr Judie Gannon, examines the research and […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: COACHING WOMEN AT WORK

Claudia Filsinger, lecturer at Oxford Brookes Business School, Trudy Delamare and Christine Vitzthum, student researchers as part of the MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice at Oxford Brookes Business School, summarise recent research findings on coaching women at work   Organisations increasingly introduce gender diversity targets and coaching for female staff. This article reviews relevant […]

RESEARCH MATTERS – MAKING ETHICAL DECISIONS: AN EVALUATION AND A PROPOSITION

Dr Ioanna Iordanou of Oxford Brookes University Business School and author of Values and Ethics in Coaching, discusses the challenges of Codes of Ethics and proposes a systemic approach to an ethical coaching practice Over the past two decades, coaching has seen global exponential growth. Yet, unlike other relevant ‘helping’ professions, such as medicine, nursing, […]