Coaches: Who, What, and Where

Topic: Coaching
Publication: Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice (2012)
Article: The nature and focus of coaching in the UK today: a UK survey report
Authors: Linda Jenkins, Jonathan Passmore, Stephen Palmer & Emma Short
Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A.

In taking the pulse of the current state of coaching in the UK, the authors conducted a survey in 2010 and 2011.  The results provided information on who coaches are, what they do, and where they tend to work.  So, here we go:

Who: Coaches tend to have a background in business and management and be accredited by some coaching-related governing body.

What: Their work is primarily focused on business and management.

Where: In lieu of working for large firms, most coaches operate as independent consultants.

Now, when you hear someone refer to herself as a coach, you’ll have a better idea of what she’s talking about.

Jenkins, L., Passmore, J., Palmer, S., & Short, E.  (2012).  The nature and focus of coaching in the UK today: a UK survey report.  Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 5(2), 132-150.

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