What can we really know about our coaching?


Research digest

Erik de Haan
Coaching Today, 2021

Erik de Haan of the Hult Ashridge Centre for Coaching spent last year’s lockdown reading, analysing and summarising current coaching research, so you don’t have to…

“I used some of the lockdown period in 2020 to make an inventory of all quantitative coaching research that I could find. Through checking a sprawling array of sources and references, I ended up with 160 independent coaching outcome studies, 35 of which were randomised controlled trials. I summarised these in terms of what they show about effectiveness, about the ‘ingredients’ of effectiveness, and about the possible outcomes of coaching.1 This article is a brief summary of what I have learned through that exploration.”

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Research digest