What Works in Executive Coaching: Understanding Outcomes Through Quantitative Research and Practice-Based Evidence

Author(s) : Erik De Haan

What Works in Executive Coaching: Understanding Outcomes Through Quantitative Research and Practice-Based Evidence

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : April 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 182
  • Category :
    Coaching
  • Catalogue No : 95558
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367649432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367649
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This book reviews the full coaching outcome research literature to examine the arguments and evidence behind the use of executive coaching. Erik de Haan presents the definitive guide to what works in coaching and what changes coaching brings about, both for individual coaches and for organisations and commissioners.

Accessibly written and based on contemporary quantitative research into coaching effectiveness, this book considers whether we know that coaching works, and, if so, whom it works for, and what it offers to those involved. What Works in Executive Coaching considers the entire body of academic literature on quantitative research in executive and workplace coaching, assessing the significant results and explaining how to apply them. Each chapter contains direct applications to coaching practice and clearly evaluates the evidence, defining what really works in executive coaching.

Alongside its companion volume Critical Moments in Executive Coaching, this book is an essential guide to evidence-based effectiveness in coaching. It will be a key text for all coaching practitioners, including those in training.

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'This is a great contribution to the practice and science of coaching... This book celebrates the exciting journey of discovery that workplace coaching scholars have achieved to date and on the same breath highlights areas that need to be further addressed.' - Dr Gil Bozer

'This book will be an instant classic! It can advance coaching research in many ways. Not only does it provide a comprehensive review of the literature to date, it also reviews this literature in an open, critical, courageous, and creative way... This book should be on the reading list for everyone who is professionally involved in coaching in any way.' - Dr Tim Theeboom

'Thank you for the opportunity to read your new book which builds bridges and at the same time offers both interesting controversies and new impulses. I love the way you write: well understandable; reflective; tying all these loose ends in coaching research; and interesting for both practitioners and researchers.' - Professor Patrizia Ianiro-Dahm

'I found this book extremely interesting, very well written and actually a pleasure to read. I loved the vignettes at the beginning of each chapter: they fit very well. I also appreciated that every chapter starts with the controversies - as a way to acknowledge the issues even before the successes of coaching, which is rare compared to a lot of the uncritical enthusiasm that coaching often elicits.' - Professor Silvia Dello Russo

'I like that this book provides an eminently clear expression of the factors that contribute to quality in quantitative research in coaching and overviews the intricacies of research in a way that is accessible and should increase the research literacy of readers. What I especially appreciated was the view that good quality coaching research is bloody hard to do; something that (I suspect) is not so well appreciated... So much of what you say is not just relevant for practitioners and the purchasers of coaching, but also for researchers, who can sometimes become blinkered in their work and benefit from helpful reminders.' - Dr Gordon Spence



About the Author(s)

Erik de Haan is a Senior Consultant at Ashridge Consulting at Ashridge Management School. He was previously a consultant in the Netherlands and researcher at the University of Utrecht. He has written more than 150 articles and eleven books in different languages, among which are Fearless Consulting, Relational Coaching, Supervision in Action, and Pocketbook Team Coaching. The Dutch edition of his book Learning with Colleagues has been a bestseller in the Netherlands and he has also written a book on the importance of Shakespeare's King Lear for managers.

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