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Needs Supportive Coaching & the Coaching Ripple Effect: Elevating Individual & Whole System Engagement

S O'Connor, A Wright Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal 2019

Organizations operate in times of unprecedented uncertainty, complexity and change. To meet these challenges, they are seeking out new and efficient ways of effecting change at the individual, team and organizational level. Drawing on Self Determination Theory, Positive Psychology and the Coaching Ripple Effect, this paper identifies ways to apply theory and evidence base to practice, aiming to expand a coach’s capacity to facilitate whole person and whole system engagement. Through leveraging the significance of autonomy, competence and relatedness, through the contagion of positive emotions, while considering the network connectivity of organizations, coaches may support individual and systemic impact through needs supportive coaching.

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