A Gestalt perspective of coaching: a case for being more yourself

A Gestalt perspective of coaching: a case for being more yourself Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline how a Gestalt approach to coaching which makes use of the paradoxical theory of change can lead to personal growth and development. Design/methodology/approach – Provides an overview of the key concepts of paradoxical coaching and a case study to illustrate the method. Findings – The application of the paradoxical theory of change accesses the personal change process of the coachee and leads to improved performance. Originality/value – The article provides an alternative perspective to the more widespread behaviorally‐based coaching approaches. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Development and Learning in Organizations Emerald Publishing

A Gestalt perspective of coaching: a case for being more yourself

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1477-7282
DOI
10.1108/14777280810886382
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline how a Gestalt approach to coaching which makes use of the paradoxical theory of change can lead to personal growth and development. Design/methodology/approach – Provides an overview of the key concepts of paradoxical coaching and a case study to illustrate the method. Findings – The application of the paradoxical theory of change accesses the personal change process of the coachee and leads to improved performance. Originality/value – The article provides an alternative perspective to the more widespread behaviorally‐based coaching approaches.

Journal

Development and Learning in OrganizationsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 27, 2008

Keywords: Coaching; Gestalt psychology

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