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Investigating the impact of coaching on the bottom-line

Very little is understood about factors that influence coaching effectiveness. This has major implications for organizations investing in coaching as a learning and development tool as they are unable to ensure that the coaching they provide is securing a good return on investment. Recent research provided a preliminary examination of one such factor in relation to the perceived impact of coaching. The findings show that certain personality factors of the coachee appear to be related to coaching effectiveness. These results highlight an area of further exploration in relation to factors that influence coaching effectiveness and also contribute to the growing base of evidence to support evidence-based practice in workplace coaching.

References to the research:

Jones, R. J., Woods, S. A., & Hutchinson, E. (in press). The influence of the Five Factor Model of personality on the perceived effectiveness of executive coaching.
International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 12, 2.

Jones, R. J. (2012, January). The influence of the five factor model of personality, self-verification theory and referral mechanism on the perceived effectiveness of executive coaching. Poster presented at the BPS DOP Annual Conference, Chester, England.