Signaling a new trend in coaching outcome research

2013_Signaling a new trend in coaching outcome research

De Haan, E. & Duckworth, A.
International Coaching Psychology Review, 8.1, 6-20, 2013

This contribution argues for a new way of studying executive-coaching outcome. The argument accepts that we are not likely to get rigorous data on coaching outcome from well-designed clinical trials in the near future, and assumes a degree of effectiveness that is based upon the first indications and the more rigorous studies that have been undertaken in psychotherapy. Assuming a moderate degree of effectiveness has afforded a concerted effort amongst researchers to identify the ‘active ingredients’ which predict the effectiveness of executive coaching.

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