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n Acta Commercii - Taming the wild west of business coaching training : an emerging conceptual framework : original research

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2413-1903
  • E-ISSN: 1684-1999
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Abstract

Although it is believed that business coaching provides a positive intervention in building and supporting management capability, there has been little empirical research into the frameworks that could be applied in business coach training in the South African context.


The purpose of this study was to explore and describe an emerging conceptual framework for business coach training programmes.
An empirical void existed in coach training pedagogy with regard to business coach training programmes.
A qualitative, design was used to describe and understand the needs of business coaching stakeholders. Data were collected by means of focus groups, individual interviews and naïve sketches from business coach stakeholders such as the purchasers of coaching, coach educators, coachees ( = 30). Data were analysed using a thematic approach.
The findings were conceptualised and described in terms of the business coach educator as a role model and facilitator of learning, the business coach learner as an adult learner and the educational context. An appreciative environment was recommended. The procedure suggested a progressive broadening of knowledge and skills in an outcomes-based education model. The outcome envisioned a competent business coach who practises both ethically and competently.
A key prerequisite for the future of business coach training programmes should be a coaching curriculum that is embedded in empirical research, with well-defined theoretical frameworks that guide coaching training and practice.
An emerging conceptual framework for business coach training programmes was described that could stimulate debate on what should matter in business coach training.

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