Research & Publications from College of Executive Coaching

Research & Publications

The use of coaching in order to enhance organizational performance, professional and personal development, well-being, health and life satisfaction is increasing in popularity.

Published peer-reviewed research has significantly escalated—especially since 1995 . The first published peer-reviewed paper on coaching was published in 1937. Between 1937 and 1st May 2009 there were a total of 518 published papers.

Coaching research is an exciting opportunity.

We need:
  • More Randomized Controlled Studies
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Better outcome measures
  • Sophisticated theoretical frameworks
  • Models that integrate Positive Psychology and Cognitive Coaching Approaches
  • Solid scientist-practitioner training
  • More well-written research papers

Differences Between Coaching and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy generally deals with emotional or behavioral difficulties, and/or past painful situations. Although there are exceptions, as in the case of some humanistic or solution focused psychotherapy practices, psychotherapy usually involves treating DSM-IV disorders. The aim in psychotherapy is usually to bring the client to normal functioning. Therapy is usually conducted in-person. Only occasionally is therapy conducted over the telephone.

Coaching helps an already successful, generally well-functioning person to reach a higher level of success. Coaches also help client's leverage their strengths and develop themselves in ways that bring greater success and satisfaction in their career or in their personal life. Coaching is often conducted in-person or over the telephone. The aim of coaching is generally to achieve excellence and greater success.

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  • ACTP: Accredited Coach Training Program
  • APA-approved sponsor
  • BCC: Board Certified Coach
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR Approved Provider
  • IOC: Institute of Coaching