Alan Wingrove

Alan Wingrove

Title: An investigation into what value and meaning key stakeholders give to coaching supervision for internal coaches

Background: Organisations are increasingly training their staff to be internal coaches; coaching on top of their day job (St John-Brooks, 2014). Whilst there is an increasing evidence base for Coaching Supervision for full time coaches, there is a paucity of research into coaching supervision for internal coaches.

Aim & method: This constructivist grounded theory research (Charmaz, 2014) aims to understand what value and meaning key stakeholders give to coaching supervision for internal coaches. Semi-structured interviews will be held with internal coaches, scheme managers and coaching supervisors of internal coaches.

Outcomes: To develop an evidence based framework of coaching supervision for internal coaches, that meets the needs of internal coaches, scheme managers and coaching supervisors.

Rationale: By identifying the coaching supervision needs of internal coaches, this research will make an original contribution to the academic literature on coaching supervision; recognising internal coaches as different to full-time coach practitioners.