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Adding value through coaching in Westminster Business School

Matthewman, Lisa J. and Nowlan, Jenni and Patel, Zorica (2012) Adding value through coaching in Westminster Business School. In: 11th Annual Westminster Learning and Teaching Symposium, 5th July 2012, University of Westminster. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The paper describes a preliminary attempt to explore coaching for two groups of students who were undertaking a level 6 coaching psychology module and a level 7 MBA programme. A multi method approach was taken which comprised the use of a questionnaire survey and case study research to determine their perception of success in undertaking a peer coaching and one to one coaching with coaching psychologists from the Coaching Interest Group. The coaching relationships were focused upon career development, professional development and unlocking the potential of students so as to maximize their performance. The analysis showed that the students who had been involved in coaching relationships, rated their experiences positively and favourable. The students rated their progress through the relationship as successful and perceived both personal and professional skills to have been developed. Other benefits included personal growth, clearer vision, self-awareness, increased determination and more positive thinking. The results indicate that within the context of the Business School coaching impacts positively on both intrinsic and extrinsic developmental goals. Additionally, it provides a valuable platform for enhancing reflecting learning (using PDPs) and personal learning goals of both coaches and coaches.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:11497
Deposited On:07 Nov 2012 10:58
Last Modified:07 Nov 2012 10:58

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