As a professional coach, or a professional who uses or commissions coaching, have you had the thought that Coaching will eventually need to operate to a minimum standard? Have you noticed that some coaches seem to have something “more about them” than others?
If Coaching is an industry that needs regulation, then do we measure fitness purpose: by efficacy, by cost-effectiveness, by outputs? Or do we measure the inputs: the coaches themselves, for their level of training and development? Do we define, measure and refine that “something” that influences the way they interact with and contribute to the world, that human element beyond training? We are suggesting the latter – we are daring to suggest that the level of cognitive and social-emotional development of the coach dictates more than just their coaching efficacy.
We are stating categorically that adult development, as exposed by Constructed Development Theory defines both eligibility to be a coach and the appropriate client group of the coach. We advocate the vertical development of the coach as a prerequisite to operating as a coach and Coaching using the Coaching 2.0 framework. This is supported by doctoral research into levels of adult development and coaching efficacy by Dr Darren Stevens.
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