Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology <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> Aalborg Universitetsforlag da-DK Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology 2244-9698 <p><a href=""><img src="/public/site/images/admin/cc_882.png" alt=""></a><br><br>Artikler publiceret i tidsskriftet for&nbsp;Coaching Psykologi&nbsp;er licenseret under en <a href="">Creative Commons Navngivelse-IkkeKommerciel-IngenBearbejdelse 3.0 Unported Licens</a>.</p> <p>Forfattere bevarer deres ophavsret og giver tidsskriftet ret til første publicering, samtidigt med at værket er omfattet af Creative Commons Attribution-licensen: Navngivelse – Ikke-kommerciel &nbsp;- Ingen Bearbejdede Værker (by-nc-nd). Læs om licensen på&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p> Introduktion til klassiske studier og nyeste forskning Ole Michael Spaten Copyright (c) 2020 Ole Michael Spaten 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 5 8 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6405 Exploring coaching style preference through conversations about coaching and personality <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> Farheen Jeelani Gregory Fantham Marais Bester Copyright (c) 2020 Farheen Jeelani, Gregory Fantham , Marais Bester 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 9 22 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6406 Dependent on trust and improved by transparency <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> Stephen Palmer Copyright (c) 2020 Stephen Palmer 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 42 51 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6409 Relationship as one of the most important active ingredients in therapy and coaching psychology <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> Ole Michael Spaten Copyright (c) 2020 Ole Michael Spaten 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 53 59 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6410 The importance of a working alliance between coach and coachee <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> Alanna Henderson Ole Michael Spaten Copyright (c) 2020 Alanna Henderson, Ole Michael Spaten 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 61 66 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6415 The role of the coaching relationship in the coaching process <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> Kristina Gyllensten Ole Michael Spaten Copyright (c) 2020 Kristina Gyllensten, Ole Michael Spaten 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 83 85 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6413 Executive coaching <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> Tanja Ryberg Jensen Anne Dalgsgaard Keis Ole Michael Spaten Copyright (c) 2020 Tanja Ryberg Jensen, Anne Dalgsgaard Keis , Ole Michael Spaten 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 23 35 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6407 Mentoring. Rådgivning eller hjælp-til-selvhjælp? <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> Louise Bak Søndergaard Poul Nørgård Dahl Copyright (c) 2020 Louise Bak Søndergaard , Poul Nørgård Dahl 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 37 48 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6408 Naturen som en vigtig part i coaching <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> Liselotte Bak Ole Michael Spaten Copyright (c) 2020 Liselotte Bak, Ole Michael Spaten 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 67 82 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6412 Visualisering <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> Stephen Palmer Copyright (c) 2020 Stephen Palmer 2020-12-30 2020-12-30 9 1 87 88 10.5278/ojs.cp.v9i1.6414