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Neurosocial Dynamics: Toward a Unique and Cohesive Discipline for Organizational Coaching

L Page International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2009

Coaching in general and organizational coaching in particular face two related challenges. First, in order to develop beyond a temporary fad or a technique that is absorbed by other fields, coaching must draw on a substantial enough knowledge base to justify its development as a discipline, in the sense of a body of knowledge taught in an academic setting. If this first challenge can be met, there remains a second: the knowledge base must be sufficiently distinct and coherent so that coaching can be considered its own discipline rather than a branch of philosophy, medicine, psychology, psychotherapy, counseling, communications, management theory, or any other. The purpose of this article is to contribute to a dialogue about how to meet those challenges.

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