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Purposes for Coaching

Why coach? Who comes to be coached? What re the benefits? 

These questions may be in your mind if you are considering undertaking a coaching course and becoming a coaching professional. 

The image displays the many purposes for which coaching may be used to assist individuals,...

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Coaching and other Interventions

Coaching is often confused with other developmental interventions such as mentoring, training, supervision, consulting and counselling. All these forms of intervention promote personal and professional growth but have different audiences, serve different purposes and have different...

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Investing in your new or re-vitalised careerĀ 

As we emerge from the COVID panic that has gripped our nation, we are enticed by a glimmer of light to embrace new ways of being and doing. Having respect for each other, listening to each other, considering alternate ways of relating and doing work that we would never have thought of...

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A coaching culture

 

Reference to a coaching culture was first made in the late 1980s when a “culture of coaching” was proposed as the new paradigm for management [1]. However, little research was conducted thereafter on a coaching culture because the concept of ...

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Coaching and coaching culture: A research overview

Coaching and Coaching Culture: A Research Overview 

 

The concept of coaching has been derived from psychological and educational foundations as a developmental process [1]. At the individual level, coaching is a relational process that unleashes potential by...

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Coaching, feedback and corridor conversations

1. Coaching Conversations 

Coaching conversations are different from formal coaching in that they are conducted by individuals not trained as qualified coaches. They can be conducted by anyone, anytime, anywhere as the need arises. Coaching conversations are typically conducted in...

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Coaching as a platform for Organisational, Cultural Change

 “The effective business. . . is one that has a high capacity for organizational learning. The effective business manager, in turn, is one who has developed the capacity to foster organizational learning” [1]. 

Coaching, when applied consistently...

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Coaching as reflective practice

 

Reflective practice derives its origins from education when it was introduced as a critical, problem-solving mechanism, challenging individuals to think differently to effect change [1, 2]. Coaching transforms behaviour by developing coachees’ awareness of a need to...

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Coaching as a Relational Process

The growth of emotional intelligence research highlighted coaching as a social – relational process that occurs either as a dyadic relationship between coach and coachee or among group or team members as they create “interactional richness … [and] a specific opportunity...

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Coaching Leadership Style

 

Leadership Coaching is the most common form of coaching in organisations today [1, 2]. It is delivered by external executive and leadership coaches as well as qualified organisational leaders as they inspire and motive their direct reports to increase employee...

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Coaching as a Profession

 

Previously, organisational leaders perceived coaching as “weird” and “fluffy” because it was typically associated with life coaching which was not academically referenced or relevant to management and leadership practice. However, concerns have abated as...

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Misconceptions of Coaching

Common misconceptions of organisational coaching as it has emerged from community-based, life coaching beginnings are that coaching is ‘weird’ and ‘fluffy’ with no solid underpinnings for professional practice. However, if one extrapolates from a sports-coaching...

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