Formulation as a foundation for navigating complexity in executive coaching

Kovacs, Louise and Corrie, Sarah (2021) Formulation as a foundation for navigating complexity in executive coaching. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 73 (3). pp. 271-288. ISSN ISSN: 1065-9293

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Today’s leaders and the executive coaches who work with them face increasing levels of complexity, as well as a rapidly changing environment. This article explores the nature of executive coaching in this context and proposes formulation as a framework to enable coaches to navigate the complexities of their practice. Formulation is well-established in applied psychology and this article examines the benefits of underpinning executive coaching with a formulation-based approach. The concept of formulation is introduced and briefly described and some of the different ways in which this task can be undertaken are outlined. A case example is used to illustrate how formulation can support the effectiveness of executive coaches in their practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: executive coaching, complexity, formulation, case formulation, leadership coaching
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Sarah Corrie
Date Deposited: 17 May 2023 10:49
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 10:49

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