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This exploratory interpretive study provides impactful preliminary evidence on which to base further research into coaching amid challenging circumstances. Thematic analysis of transcript and visual data from eleven semi-structured interviews examines practitioner perspectives of workplace coaching during the exceptional disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic when abnormal stress amongst professionals was widespread. Findings revealed multiple environmental pressures affecting both coaches and coachees. These pressures added complexity to managing coaching interactions, driving intentional self-care on the part of coaches as well as multiple delivery-oriented innovations. Flexibility and adaptive capacity were found to be foundational for successful practice.

More information Original publication

DOI

10.24384/6JAB-TV65

Type

Journal article

Journal

International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

Issue

S15

Publication Date

01/06/2021

Pages

37 - 54

Keywords

Covid-19, executive coaching, complexity, wellbeing, change