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Where’s the Evidence? First Steps into the Literature (and Research)

If we are thinking of moving business coaching to becoming a profession, then we have to define what our body of knowledge is—what is it that makes our offer different to that of occupational psychologists, management consultants or other related fields? Research is the route to defining our knowledge.

Hybrid World: Coaching and the Complexities of Age, Values, and Asian Business

Maya Hu-Chan explores the implications for leadership and for the field of coaching in Asia as a radical shift toward business is blending with, but not eliminating, traditional values.

Stop Trying to Coach People Who Shouldn’t Be Coached!

Some people are uncoachable. How do you spot them?

Business Coaching in South Africa

Business coaches in South Africa face unique challenges in this very diverse society, only now recovering from a fraught, divisive past. Sunny Stout Rostron provides an overview of business coaching in South Africa, and describes how it is making a difference in the transformation of this exciting new multi-racial democracy.

Collecting Data – An Important Factor in Calculating ROI

Failing to gather a range of information from their clients prior to the commencement of the coaching process can inhibit a coach's (and client's) ability to evaluate ROI. Learning what data to gather and how to gather it will provide support in measuring your coaching results.

The Achieve Coaching Model® – A Systematic Approach to Greater Effectiveness in Executive Coaching

Dr. Sabine Dembkowski and Fiona Eldridge personally researched and analyzed what actually occurs during sessions facilitated by effective coaches. After studying various coaching models, they used their findings to develop their Achieve Coaching Model®, a systematic seven-step process that has produced outstanding results in real-life coaching assignments.

Potential is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How to Get Out of Your Own Way at Work and Help Others Do the Same

Self-defeating behavior is the main reason that people don't succeed. By understanding how you develop it, you will deepen your commitment to overcoming it. Coaching is a chance to get out of your own way and on your way to the effectiveness that has been eluding you.

Business Coaching ROI: A Real Life Example

"So..." asks the sponsor of your proposed coaching engagement, "Can you show us the return on our coaching investment?" This question is being asked with increasing frequency. With increasing frequency, too, business coaches are answering, "Yes!"

Leveraging Alternative Cultural Perspectives for More Coaching Impact

Systematically integrating culture into business coaching is a necessity in our increasingly complex, multicultural, and interconnected global environment. Fortunately, it also represents the opportunity to go beyond our inevitable cultural biases and limitations, and instead, broaden our cultural repertoire for more impact.