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Examining how the Beliefs of Christian Coaches impact their Coaching Practice

P Duncan International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2012

Do the beliefs of Christian coaches influence their coaching practice? To explore this question, a qualitative research method based on an Interpretative phenomenological approach (IPA) was used and data was collected from five coaches using semi-structured interviews. Four master themes were identified through the analysis of the data: the sense of personal identity of the coach, having a Christian worldview, additional resources brought to the coaching session and finally, the unique pressures that were experienced. An implication arising from this study is a required awareness in current coach-training practice of identification and possible integration of the beliefs, values and worldview of the coach.

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