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Developing Leaders by Executive CoachingPractice and Evidence$
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Andromachi Athanasopoulou and Sue Dopson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681952

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681952.001.0001

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Competing/Complementary Theoretical Approaches

Competing/Complementary Theoretical Approaches

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(p.37) 2 Competing/Complementary Theoretical Approaches
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Developing Leaders by Executive Coaching
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Andromachi Athanasopoulou

Sue Dopson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681952.003.0003

Chapter 2 presents an overview of the eight main theoretical approaches to coaching and their variations as they appear in the literature. These are: cognitive, behavioural, and cognitive-behavioural approaches (which also include smaller theoretical streams such as rational emotive behaviour therapy, multimodal approach and mindfulness coaching); psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach; transactional analysis approach; existential approach; humanistic/person-centered approach; neurolinguistic programming (NLP); Gestalt psychotherapy; and solution-focused approach to coaching. The presentation of each of these approaches starts with an overview of the conceptual/theoretical background and origin of the approach, followed by a discussion of its application to coaching and particularly executive coaching, and (where such information exists) a discussion regarding evidence of its impact.

Keywords:   cognitive-behavioural approaches, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, existential approach, humanistic approach, neurolinguistic programming, Gestalt psychotherapy, evidence of impact

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