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Executive Coaching and its outcomes: What the research actually says

Research Briefing

A number of new (2018)  wide-ranging studies of executive coaching have just been published. These include the first systematic review of executive coaching, which focuses on all the previous published research about executive coaching aims, methods and outcomes that has been published to date. The second research paper incorporated into this special report is a critical literary review of previous executive coaching research. As one would expect and hope, in many respects the findings overlap to a significant degree.

The aim of this report is to provide evidence-based practitioners with the best valid research evidence about executive coaching.


  • Introduction
  • Executive coaching what it encompasses from a research point of view
  • Previous studies
  • The studies used for this report
  • Problems with much of the pervious research about executive coaching
  • The most frequently reported coaching models in the research
  • Agile coaching
  • Measuring executive coaching
  • What outcome executive coaching actually has
  • The problems associated with executive coaching
  • Factors that impact coaching outcomes
  • Evidence-based recommendations for executive coaching
  • References

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