Critical Moments in Coaching Practice: An Exploratory Study

For the past three years at the Ashridge Centre for Coaching, we have been conducting research into 'critical moments' of executive coaches. In this research report we give a first overview of our work: an analysis into the nature of critical moments of both starting and very experienced coaches, and an inquiry into how coaches approach their difficult moments and how they use supervision and other continuing professional development activities to strengthen their capacity to handle, use and learn from critical moments.

de Haan, E., Sills, C., Day, A. & Bertie, C. (2007) Critical Moments in Coaching Practice: An Exploratory Study, Conference of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Cologne, October

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