Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict (Print ISSN: 1544-0508; Online ISSN: 1939-4691 )


Coaching History: The Evolution of a Profession

Author(s): Andriana Eliadis

Professional coaching and leadership coaching are emerging as two important parallel research streams in organizational settings. The existing research on two domains indicates many complex and mixed definitions, concepts, and applications, and a gap in practice and literature, which are confounding the researchers from exploring the new factors influencing these two concepts and their consequences. The research aims to conduct a chronological literature survey from the origins of concepts to the current state to examine the evolution of professional coaching and leadership coaching and how professional coaching facilities the implications of leadership coaching. The results suggest that these two fields are relevant and professional coaching development facilitates the growth of leadership coaching. The research also highlights the numerous benefits of leadership coaching for effective organizational culture, climate, and performance outcomes. Moreover, it highlighted that leadership coaching has the potential to increase employee performance, motivation, and commitment to work and make the environment more creative and open for learning. Therefore, this research recommends exploring it with different models and variables in diverse business sectors.

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