Research topics in this area include the different dimensions of the coaching process (what coaches do); client perceptions of what aspects of coaching are most helpful; coach characteristics; the coaching industry, including coach training; and coaching provided by leaders or managers as a strategy for carrying out their leadership roles. These studies were all conducted with internal or external coaches for whom coaching is a primary role.

What Coaches Do

Coaches often wonder what other coaches do and what specific coaching strategies and interventions seem to be most useful in helping clients effect change. By analyzing the narratives of coaching conversations, Stein (2008) identifies and defines the ...

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