A collaborative enterprise owned by: (1) the Professional School of Psychology (PSP) (R&D Unit: “The Edge of Knowledge”), (2) the Library of Professional Coaching (LPC) and (3) choice Magazine.
Establishment and Expansion of Evidence-Based Professional Coaching Perspectives and Practices.
One: Systemic Advantage
Generation of valid and useful information about professional coaching through the systemic enactment of multiple initiatives: digitally based survey research tools (such as Survey Monkey), other quantitative and qualitative research strategies, and powerful statistical analytic tools (such as “R”).
Two: Distinctive Advantage
Making use of the distinctive and complementary competencies of the three ownership organizations in conducting research, analyzing results, distributing findings and conducting programs that enable the findings to be fully understood and engaged.
Three: Collaborative Advantage
Collaborating with other coach-related organizations in the enactment and successful accomplishments of Strategies One and Two.
The soaring of HAWK
With Access to/Help of/Co-Generation of
Knowledge That is Valid/Useful/Embraced
Encouraging reflective inquiry
Generating constructure, future-leaning dialogue
Project One: NECS Surveys
The first project has been completed. It concerned the identification of high priority themes in the field of executive coaching as determined by a Survey Monkey completed by those attending the New Executive Coaching Summit (NECS). The three highest rated topics for NECS, as determined by results from the October Survey were: (1) organizational life, (2) leadership development and (3) neuroscience implications. We offer the following link to a document containing a brief description of each topic (as presented in the survey), as well as provide links to portals for each topic that supply links to multiple documents related to this topic: The Three NECS Surveys
Project Two: Coaching Tools
General Coaching: Discovering, generating and researching coaching tools and strategies that can enhance the practice of professional coaching
Ways in which to use metaphors, analogies, parables and similes in coaching practices.
Health-Based Coaching: Generating information through use of digital surveys that can be used in the creation of evidence-based coaching practices (making use of generated data in helping coaching client become better informed regarding alternative options, so that they might make better decisions).
Providing resources to help professional coaches make most effective use of these practices to complement coaching practices in which they are already engaged.
Example: Pathways to Sleep Project
70 plus pathways in four areas (health-related habits, preparation for sleep, conditions of sleep environment, and sleep aids) with four sources of information regarding each pathway: (1) expert ratings, (2) user ratings, (3) costs and (4) accessibility. Series of essays concerning the nature and dynamics of the dreams that occur durfing sleep.
Project Three: Coaching Themes and Concepts
Using review panels and Survey Monkey data to identify important themes in the contemporary field of professional coaching. Choose specific theme for focused attention.
Identifying and testing out concepts related to this specific theme.
Use information gained through use of Survey Monkey and related quantitative and qualitative procedures (such as individual, video-recorded interviews and video-recorded focus groups) to provide a base for expansion on theme and related concepts in one or more of the following: (a) issue of choice on this specific theme, (b) articles in LPC on related concepts, and/or (c) Future of Coaching or Curated documents in LPC that focus on this specific theme and related concepts.
Project Four: Coaching Status
Identifying and expanding on current understanding of central issues in the field of professional coaching though collection of information via Survey Monkey and related research strategies from those involved in professional coaching practices and/or those who have made use of or are considering use of professional coaching services.
Often engage in these initiatives in association with a major coaching initiative—such as the New Executive Coaching Summit.
Example: Development of Coaches Survey
Survey of coach training background, current perspectives and practices of coaches, and outcomes of specific coaching strategies—building on work done by David Orlinsky (University of Chicago) regarding comparable issues in the field of clinical psychology.
The first survey was completed in 2017 by PSP (Bergquist), with support from ICF and guidance by Francine Campone (Fielding Institute) and Linda Page (Adler Graduate School). and eight reports prepared and published in LPC. A new, more focused survey instrument is ready to be constructed building on findings from and recommendations made regarding the first survey.
It has been envisioned by Bergquist, along with Orlinsky and Page, that a comparative study could be engaged, ultimately, regarding perspectives, practices and developmental histories associated with professional coaching and clinical psychology (particularly psychotherapy (an area of overlap that has been filled with speculation, but little data for many years).