A critical review of executive coaching research: a decade of progress and what's to come.

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Fillery-Travis, A. and Passmore, J. 2011. A critical review of executive coaching research: a decade of progress and what's to come. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. 4 (2), pp. 70-88. https://doi.org/10.1080/17521882.2011.596484
TypeArticle
TitleA critical review of executive coaching research: a decade of progress and what's to come.
AuthorsFillery-Travis, A. and Passmore, J.
Abstract

This paper aims to summarise the current state of coaching research and to provide a basis for future research which will provide a frame of reference ensuring that research builds on previous studies and adds to knowledge rather than replicating previous findings in innocence. This approach will prevent wasted effort and resources in organisations and research.
The paper is divided into three sections. The first two sections review the state of research over the past hundred years, with a greater focus on the past decade when coaching research has accelerated at warp speed. The paper divides the recent research into categories; the nature of coaching, coach behaviour studies, client behaviour studies, relationship studies and executive coaching impact studies.
The third section considers the future direction research may take. It identifies key questions which the authors believe should be the focus of future research and highlights the work undertaken to support coaching researchers and published by the Coaching Foundation.

Research GroupWork and Learning Research Centre
PublisherRoutledge
JournalCoaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
ISSN1752-1882
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Aug 2011
Accepted01 Jan 2011
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

Pre-refereed version included, as permitted by publisher.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17521882.2011.596484
LanguageEnglish
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