The Growing Case for Coaching

The case for a coaching culture is continually growing and the current research is worth taking a look at. Here is some of the widely available evidence that may support your case for investing in a culture of coaching.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

CIPDTaking the temperature of coaching is the title to a white paper published by the CIPD which explore the prevalence and impact of coaching cross many industry sectors
http://www.cipd.co.uk/NR/rdonlyres/E27F313C-FFBC-466F-84D8-A240893A2A22/0/4988TakingthetempHTWEB.pdf

NHS

CIPDCatherine Williamson, wrote an article in Nursing Times (Nursing Times, 3.3.09, 2009, pp.20-23). This article describes how life-coaching was used to develop strong leadership skills and empower individual team members and the team as a whole. A three stage process was used to enable a team of nurses in a GP practice to improve their working relationships, leadership skills and stress management.
http://beta.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/using-life-coaching-techniques-to-enhance-leadership-skills-in-nursing/r/a1CG0000000GbemMAC

City & Guilds

CIPDThis academic paper explores the role of coaching in the teaching of vocational skills. Its contributors include eminent academics and educators and offer some interesting insights.
http://www.skillsdevelopment.org/PDF/Insights-the-role-of-coaching-in-vocational-education.pdf

Oxford Brookes University

CIPDThis university hosts the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring which is free to access. The bi-annually published journal aims to provide evidence-based, well-researched resources a wide spectrum of people (inc students, professionals, corporate clients, managers and academic specialists).
http://business.brookes.ac.uk/commercial/work/iccld/ijebcm/
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