https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/issue/feed Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology 2020-12-30T21:09:36+01:00 Ole Michael Spaten oms@hum.aau.dk Open Journal Systems <p>Hovedformålet med tidsskriftet er at være et væsentligt dansk forum for diskussion af coachingpsykologisk praksis og forskning indenfor felter som f.eks. life-coaching, executive coaching, organisatorisk coaching, sports coaching, integrativ coaching og en lang række paradigmer som f.eks. psykodynamisk coaching, kognitiv coaching, humanistisk coaching, systemisk coaching, narrativ coaching, positiv coaching osv.&nbsp;</p> https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6405 Introduktion til klassiske studier og nyeste forskning 2020-12-30T21:09:15+01:00 Ole Michael Spaten noname@noadress.dk 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Ole Michael Spaten https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6406 Exploring coaching style preference through conversations about coaching and personality 2020-12-30T21:09:17+01:00 Farheen Jeelani noname@noadress.dk Gregory Fantham noname@noadress.dk Marais Bester noname@noadress.dk <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><em>This paper presents the results of a mixed method study exploring coachees’ perspectives on the impact and helpfulness of personality theory and assessments in applying different coaching styles. Participants included 20 individuals who had been coached in the past, of different nationalities and from various industries, who took part in both the qualitative and the quantitative studies. The following consistent themes emerged from the qualitative study: the importance of personality validity, the impact of the coaching relationship, the perceived effectiveness of coaching, reflecting on past experiences and moving forward toward the future, while </em></span><span class="s2"><em>the quantitative results showed that individuals with certain Big Five personality traits preferred certain </em></span><span class="s1"><em>coaching styles over others. The study provides preliminary insights for coaches seeking to apply personality theory and personality assessments in their coaching practices and may assist them to make informed decisions about the coaching style to adopt in order to improve coaching relationships and coaching effectiveness. </em></span></p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Farheen Jeelani, Gregory Fantham , Marais Bester https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6409 Dependent on trust and improved by transparency 2020-12-30T21:09:24+01:00 Stephen Palmer noname@noadress.dk <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Ole Michael Spaten interviews Professor Stephen Palmer on the coaching relationship, newer findings and future research. In this interview, Palmer stated that there is no consensus in the precise definition of the coaching </span>relationship. However, Palmer mentions his previous definition of the coaching relationship: ‘a unique, co-<span class="s1">created, evolving relationship comprising the coaching alliance plus additional client and coach contributions.’ Likewise, Palmer pointed out that a fruitful coaching relationship is essential for coachees to accomplish their goals. According to Palmer, some of his key findings is that coaching relationship is dependent on trust and is </span>improved by transparency. Additionally, Palmer declares that striving towards goals and enhancing perfor<span class="s1">mance are essential factors in coaching. Moreover, he acknowledged that the phenomena of virtual coaching that we encounter would benefit from further research. </span></p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Stephen Palmer https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6410 Relationship as one of the most important active ingredients in therapy and coaching psychology 2020-12-30T21:09:26+01:00 Ole Michael Spaten noname@noadress.dk <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This article seeks to gain a clearer understanding of the coaching relationship through a specific question: “Is </span>(the concept of) relationship one of the most important active ingredients in therapy and coaching psycho<span class="s1">logy?” Firstly, a short introduction to the research field is presented, followed by a short timeline of how Palmer, (O’Broin) Henderson and Gyllensten found their way into researching in the coaching relationship field. This leads to a discussion of the definition of the coaching relationship and the notion that a more consistent definition would be very valuable. Lastly, the article points out that the coaching relationship is an important ingredient with respect to the effectiveness and outcome of coaching. However, the complexity of the coaching relationship construct calls for a new synthesis of theoretical ideas, and thus further research should be conducted. </span></p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Ole Michael Spaten https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6415 The importance of a working alliance between coach and coachee 2020-12-30T21:09:29+01:00 Alanna Henderson noname@noadress.dk Ole Michael Spaten noname@noadress.dk <p class="p1">Ole Michael Spaten interviews Dr Alanna Henderson on the coaching relationship, newer findings and future research. In this interview, Henderson advocated that defining coaching alliance is useful since it emphasizes the coach and coachee engagement in collaborative and purposive work. Moreover, she pointed out four of her essential findings concerning coaching relationship, which includes; Collaboration, engagement, adapting to the individual coachee and measuring the Coaching Alliance. Lastly, she mentions two areas <span class="s1">of research as critical for further investigation; coaching relationship as a mediating variable and video-</span>mediated coaching relationship.</p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Alanna Henderson, Ole Michael Spaten https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6413 The role of the coaching relationship in the coaching process 2020-12-30T21:09:32+01:00 Kristina Gyllensten noname@noadress.dk Ole Michael Spaten noname@noadress.dk <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Ole Michael Spaten interviews Dr Kristina Gyllensten on the coaching relationship, newer findings and future research. In this interview, Gyllensten emphasizes the importance of coaches being aware of and </span>working with the coaching relationship since it is valuable to coachee’s perception of the coaching process. <span class="s1">Additionally, she states that Coaching relationship dependents on trust and is improved by transparency. </span>Moreover, Gyllensten defines coaching relationship as a unique, co-created and evolving relationship that consists of the coaching alliance and additional client and coach contributions. Finally, she suggested that future research could focus on the negative effect of coaching.</p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Kristina Gyllensten, Ole Michael Spaten https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6407 Executive coaching 2020-12-30T21:09:20+01:00 Tanja Ryberg Jensen noname@noadress.dk Anne Dalgsgaard Keis noname@noadress.dk Ole Michael Spaten noname@noadress.dk <p><span class="s1">Executive coaching er en disciplin, som over de sidste tre årtier er blevet mere og mere populær. Alligevel </span><span class="s2">er empirisk litteratur på området mangelfuld. Efter at have udført et systematisk review siden af kvalitative studier som undersøgte effekterne af executive coaching, blev det fundet, at kun 7 studier over en periode på 10 år levede op til de opstillede kriterier. Formålet med denne fænomenologiske undersøgelse er derfor at undersøge hvordan seks danske ledere oplever det at modtage executive coaching. Undersøgelsen er baseret på interviews med seks danske mellem- og topledere, som er ansat hhv. i en større dansk region og ved en større </span>privat virksomhed. Dataene er blevet analyseret ved hjælp af den kvalitative analysemetode Interpretative <span class="s2">Phenomenological Analysis (IPA).</span></p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Tanja Ryberg Jensen, Anne Dalgsgaard Keis , Ole Michael Spaten https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6408 Mentoring. Rådgivning eller hjælp-til-selvhjælp? 2020-12-30T21:09:22+01:00 Louise Bak Søndergaard noname@noadress.dk Poul Nørgård Dahl noname@noadress.dk <p><span class="s1">Workplace mentoring programmes for new employees are time limited and aim to end with the mentee con</span><span class="s2">tinuing on the job without the help of a mentor. But how can a mentor both give professional advice and </span><span class="s1">experience-based instructions and at the same time facilitate the mentee’s own problem understanding and problem solving? This would entail helping both as an expert adviser and as a coach, which – according to </span><span class="s2">Schein’s (1999; 2010) theory on helper conversations – cannot happen simultaneously. However, through </span><span class="s1">analysis of a video-observed mentoring conversation and through interviews, this article shows how this can be done in practice when mentoring conversations are scheduled, when participants respect mutual confidentiality, when the mentor has knowledge of and is skilled in facilitating helper conversations, and when inputs and professional advice are given from a standpoint of genuine interest in the mentee, so that both emotional and cognitive recognition of the newly employed person is possible (Honneth, 2006).</span></p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Louise Bak Søndergaard , Poul Nørgård Dahl https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6412 Naturen som en vigtig part i coaching 2020-12-30T21:09:36+01:00 Liselotte Bak noname@noadress.dk Ole Michael Spaten noname@noadress.dk <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This article investigates if coaching sessions in the nature have a positive impact on a small group of people in relation to stress, belongingness and wellbeing. Thirty-five participants took part of the study, 15 men and 20 women aged 18-65. A Likert scale questionnaire – measuring participant’s level of stress, belongingness and wellbeing was completed before and after the coaching session. Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test were conducted and the results shows that coaching in the nature was not significant, although the results indicates that the coaching session have had a positive impact on the participants level of stress. </span></p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Liselotte Bak, Ole Michael Spaten https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/CP/article/view/6414 Visualisering 2020-12-30T21:09:34+01:00 Stephen Palmer noname@noadress.dk <p class="p1">I en kort og fyndig form præsenterer denne artikel ”coping imagery”, som er en anerkendt visualiseringsteknik. På dansk kan udtrykket visualiseret mestring anvendes, som er en enkel og brugbar metode, der kan reducere stress og forøge selvtillid samt præstationsevne før udfordrende situationer.</p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Stephen Palmer