Me? A politician! A focus on the power dynamics in the coaching space

Abstract : Rather than portraying the coaching space as developmental, increasing researchers have described it as a space for conformation, a practice for renewed forms of discipline. Using the critical incident method, this paper explores the nature of the coaching space. Our analysis of 20 semi-structured interviews of coaches confronted to tricky situations highlights the critical issue of the management of power dynamics in a coaching intervention, inviting coaches to embrace the political dimension of their practice.
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Pauline Fatien Diochon, Dima Louis. Me? A politician! A focus on the power dynamics in the coaching space. !st International Columbia Coaching Conference - "Space as Context" for Executive and Organizational Coaching!, Teachers College - Columbia University, Oct 2014, New York City, United States. ⟨hal-01076732⟩

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