The evidence base for coaching and coaching psychology is rapidly growing. However, as in all areas of professional practice, there is much work to be done to continue to build up the scientific basis underpinning coaching, particularly regarding the coaching process itself and how coach and client interact with each other.
I have always initiated, collaborated with, and participated in research as a doctor and as a public health leader, ranging from publishing audits, to initiating and co-supervising a PhD in health psychology, and setting up a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to improve staff health outcomes. As a Coach and Coaching Psychologist, I’ve been committed to ensuring that my coaching practice is as professional as my former medical and public health practice, and to this end I have been actively involved in undertaking research.
I’m pleased to report the start of a new research collaboration with an international and interdisciplinary research project “Questioning Sequences in Coaching” (QueSCo). There is no financial exchange involved between me, the clients involved, or the research project; my time is pro-bono to both the project and to the two clients I will work with.
Application deadline 16 June 2023, apply via this quick form.
Questioning Sequences in Coaching” (QueSCo) Project
This has been funded for a duration of 36 months (starting March 2021) with a total amount of 900,000 EUR by national funding organisations in:
- Austria (FWF, Lead Agency)
- Germany (DFG)
- Switzerland (SNF).
It is based at the English Department of the University of Klagenfurt, the Leibniz-Institute for the German Language in Mannheim, and the Department of Applied Psychology at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The project is headed by Assoz. Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Graf.
The aim of the project is the development of a coaching-specific typology of questioning sequences and to investigate their coaching-specific change potentials. The project uses a mixed-methods research design, which combines qualitative linguistic and qualitative/quantitative psychological methods. The data consists of authentic, video-taped, and linguistically transcribed coaching processes from systemic solution-oriented executive coaching. The data is completely anonymized.
I believe that this project provides an innovative and important contribution to the disciplines of coaching and coaching psychology, and will also enable me to continue to improve my own practice, and to positively impact on the outcomes of my clients.
How do I express my interest?
Please complete this quick form and I will be in touch to let you know if you have been successful on this occasion. Unfortunately, I only have capacity for two participants at the present time. There will hopefully be other future opportunities to take part in the next phase of this project in 2024 if you are not successful this time around.
Thank you for considering taking part in this research with me. We will be the first contributors to this project in the English language which provides valuable additional linguistic data for the project!