Career conversations in coaching: the contribution that career theory can make to coaching practice

Yates, J., Oginni, T., Olway, H. & Petzold, T. (2017). Career conversations in coaching: the contribution that career theory can make to coaching practice. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 10(1), pp. 82-93. doi: 10.1080/17521882.2017.1287209

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Abstract

This paper responds to calls for an increased evidence base for coaching practice by exploring the contribution that career research and theory could make to this field. The paper summarises three small-scale studies focusing on career change undertaken by post-graduate students enrolled on an MSc in Career Coaching at a university in London. The studies explore the experiences of three groups of people who have recently changed career direction: female Black African entrepreneurs, academic research scientists moving to industry and people choosing a career in careers. The findings of the studies highlight the role of meaning and values, and the influence of others on career choice. The studies show too how the participants wrestle with subjective notions of career success, and that the impetus to make a career change comes from both a disenchantment with one situation and an attraction towards another. The paper concludes with some suggestions for coaching practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published online by Taylor & Francis in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice on 17/01/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17521882.2017.1287209.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career change, career choice, career coaching, career development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/16830

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