Doctoral thesis, to be defended Q2, 2020 (not yet published).
This research determined that coaching can improve Emotional Intelligence and Well-Being levels. The experiment was conducted amongst employees of technical industry startup. This doctoral thesis also specified emotional intelligence skills and well-being components that are most significantly impacted in the coaching process.
Life coaching as a remedy in building teachers’ psychological resilience and well-being.
Recently personal resilience has been mentioned a lot. Resilience is an ability to cope with stress and adversity, It is a “ bouncing back” effect which is a very individual skill developed and correlated with many other factors. Research shows that resilience results among other factors from individual skills in communication and problem solving, ability to build positive relationships, self-esteem and self -efficiency as well as locus of control. Coaching is a tool which promotes development of social and meta skills and can be effectively used to stimulate psychological hardness. Different coaching techniques are being used to develop well- being and equip individuals with strategies of stress management.
An integrative literature review on the impact of life coaching on courage, fear and anxiety.
The demand on techniques, approaches and processes that have a positive impact on courage, fear and anxiety is very high in general population. The evidence-based and theoretical literature supporting life coaching as a successful approach building individual courage and helping with fear and anxiety is scarce. This integrative literature review synthesises data from previous research studies about the impact of life coaching as an intervention to enhance courage and decrease fear and anxiety. Findings obtained in this study suggest that life coaching is a reliable approach that may enhance individual courage and decrease fear and anxiety.
An integrative literature review on the impact of life coaching on the quality of life and well-being.
The demand on techniques, approaches and processes that increase quality of life and well-being is very high in general population. Enhancement of the quality of life, wellbeing, life experiences, and personal growth are inherent to life coaching, which explains rapid growth of the profession since it fully emerged in the 1990s. The evidence that life coaching can positively impact quality of life and well-being is continuously growing, although still limited. This integrative literature review synthesizes findings of previous studies and articles about the impact of life coaching on quality of life and well-being.
What is Life Coaching? An Integrative Review of the Evidence-Based Literature.
Life coaching as an industry fully emerged in the 1990s and has exploded to become a $2 billion global industry with nearly 50,000 certified life coaches (ICF, 2012). With the rapid growth and many different programmes and educational platforms, there is a need for defining the exact scope of what life coaching entails (Segers, Vloeberghs, Henderickx and Inceoglu, 2011). The purpose of this study was to conduct an integrative review of the evidence-based life coaching literature in order to develop a comprehensive objective characterisation of coaching that would capture the nature of the industry in the most concise manner and hopefully provide the objectives for establishing life coaching as a profession.