How a coaching intervention supports the development of female leaders in a global organisation

International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. 2017;(S11):57-69


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Journal Title: International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

ISSN: 1741-8305 (Online)

Publisher: Oxford Brookes University

Society/Institution: International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies, Oxford Brookes University Business School

LCC Subject Category: Education: Special aspects of education | Social Sciences: Commerce: Business: Industrial psychology

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Sally Bonneywell


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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Executive coaching is increasingly being used to develop leaders in organisations and this study explores how a coaching intervention has been used to develop female leaders in a global organisation. This case study research was undertaken from a social constructionist and interpretivist perspective and used semi-structured interviews and thematic analyses to identify the experiences of the women leaders who participated in coaching. The methodological choices made are identified, and the findings of the experiences are reported. The discussion highlights the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the research as well as the implications for practice and further research.