Barriers to coaching in business settings: a study and a categorization framework

Carter, Alison, Blackman, Anna, and Hicks, Ben (2015) Barriers to coaching in business settings: a study and a categorization framework. In: Presentations from the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. From: AOM 2015: 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: opening governance, 7-11 August 2015, Vancouver, Canada.

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Abstract

Demand from organizations for coaching to develop leaders is increasing every year (Sherman & Freas, 2004; Fillery-Travis & Lane, 2006). Review articles on coaching in business settings have provided broadly favourable reviews on coaching outcomes and effectiveness (Feldman & Lankau, 2005; Joo, 2005; Kampa-Kokesch & Anderson, 2001; Passmore & Gibbs, 2007).

The literature tends to focus on "successful" coaching relationships but little is known about unsuccessful coaching relationships (Megginson, 2011) or barriers to the achievement of coaching outcomes and effectiveness. One possible explanation for a lack of focus on barriers in the peer-reviewed literature is that coaches may not see them as an issue that needs to be addressed. Much of the literature is based on coach perceptions or single cases of coachees (Passmore, 2010). Coaches may see "barriers" or "hindrances" as presenting issues that become part of the coaching dialogue and used as "enablers". But this transition from barrier to enabler pre-supposes that barriers are articulated and understood. For organizations to support their employees and manage their coaching programs effectively, a greater understanding of hindrances is necessary. This paper focuses on the barriers, which arise during the period of coaching engagements, which coachees face them and whether facing specific barriers is predictive of coaching effectiveness.

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Keywords: coach, coaching, barriers, effectiveness
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