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LIFC 201: Academic Journal Articles and Periodicals

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Recommended JFL Articles

Adams, M. (2016).  ENABLE: A solution-focused coaching model for individual and team coaching.  Coaching Psychologist, 12(1), 17-23.


Atad, O. I., Galily, Y., & Grant, A. M. (2013).  Life coaching in Israel: An overview of Israel’s burgeoning life-coaching industry.  International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 11(2), 112-123.


Banz, M. L. (2015).  Coaching adult volunteers through the lifespan.  New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education, 2015(148), 49-58.


Campone, F. (2015).  Executive coaching practices in the adult workplace.  New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education, 2015(148), 59-67.


Cooper, H. N. (2013).  Got game?  The role of coaches and coaching in improving your career and life “games.”  Health Promotion Practice, 14(6), 801-804.


Correia, M. C., dos Santos, N. R., & Passmore, J. (2016).  Understanding the coach-coachee-client relationship: A conceptual framework for executive coaching.  International Coaching Psychology Review, 11(1), 6-23.


Duffell, P., & Lawton-Smith, C. (2015).  The challenges of working with emotion in coaching.  Coaching Psychologist, 11(1), 32-41.


George, M. (2013).  Seeking legitimacy: The professionalism of life coaching.  Sociological Inquiry, 83(2), 179-208.  doi:10.1111/soin.12003


Grant, A. M. (2016).  Reflection, note-taking and coaching: If it ain’t written, it ain’t coaching!  The Coaching Psychologist, 12(2), 49-58.


Jarosz, J. (2016).  What is life coaching?  An integrative review of the evidence-based literature.  Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 14(1), 34-56.


McCluskey, C. (2008).  A Christian therapist-turned-coach discusses his journey and the field of life coaching.  Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 27(3), 266-269.


Morin, J. (2016).  Reflections on coaching: The application of Gestalt principles and positive psychology to transition coaching.  Gestalt Review, 20(3), 279-288.


Utry, Z. A., Palmer, S., McLeod, J. & Cooper, M. (2015).  A pluralistic approach to coaching.  Coaching Psychologist, 11(1), 46-52.


Other Recommended Articles

Request the following articles through our InterLibrary Loan service.

Grant, A. M. (2008).  Personal life coaching for coaches-in-training enhances goal attainment, insight and learning.  Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice, 1(1), 54-70.

Griffiths, K., & Campbell, M. A. (2008).  Semantics or substance? Preliminary evidence in the debate between life coaching and counseling.  Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice, 1(2), 164-175.

Sonesh, S. C., Coultas, C. W., Lacerenza, C. N., Marlow, S. L., Benishek, L. E., & Salas, E. (2015).  The power of coaching: A meta-analytic investigation.  Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice, 8(2), 73-95.  doi:10.1080/17521882.2015.1071418

Spence, G. B., & Grant, A. M. (2007).  Professional and peer life coaching and the enhancement of goal striving and well-being: An exploratory study.  Journal of Positive Psychology, 2(3), 185-194.

Theeboom, T., Beersma, B., & van Vianen, A. E. M. (2014).  Does coaching work?  A meta-analysis on the effects of coaching on individual level outcomes in an organizational context.  The Journal of Positive Psychology, 9(1), 1-18.  doi:10.1080/17439760.2013.837499

Recommended Periodicals

Aguilar, E. (2017).  Leadership coaching that transforms.  Educational Leadership, 74(8), 32-36.

Green, K. (2017).  You’re a what?  Life Coach.  Career Outlook, 2.

Patterson, J. (2008).  Counseling vs. life coaching.  Counseling Today, 51(6), 32-37.

Smith, G. (2014).  50,000 life coaches can’t be wrong.  Harper’s Magazine, 328(1968), 29-34.

Wattie, C. (2015).  Coaching leaders: Keys for success.  NZ Business and Management, 29(8), 27-30.