The emergent ‘coaching industry’: A wake-up call for HRD professionals.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/42085
Title:
The emergent ‘coaching industry’: A wake-up call for HRD professionals.
Authors:
Hamlin, Robert G.
Abstract:
Recent years have seen the rapid growth of an emergent 'coaching industry' in many countries with some scholars calling for the development of a 'coaching profession' replete with its own clear identity, clear boundaries and unique body of knowledge. Yet, at the same time, coaching has also been conceived as a necessary area of expertise and skill set among contemporary HRD professionals. Therefore, this article reports the results of a comparative study of the different conceptualizations and definitions of 'coaching' and contemporary HRD as reported in the literature. Results suggest that the intended purposes and processes associated with both fields of practice are virtually the same. The challenge and dilemma posed by these results are described from both a coaching and HRD perspective, and are discussed in terms of seeing the findings of this comparative study as a wake-up call for HRD professionals.
Citation:
Human Resource Development International, 11(3): 287-305
Publisher:
Informaworld: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal:
Human Resource Development International
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/42085
DOI:
10.1080/13678860802102534
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/13678860802102534
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
13678868; 14698374
Appears in Collections:
Management Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorHamlin, Robert G.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-09T12:08:25Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-09T12:08:25Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationHuman Resource Development International, 11(3): 287-305en
dc.identifier.issn13678868-
dc.identifier.issn14698374-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13678860802102534-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/42085-
dc.description.abstractRecent years have seen the rapid growth of an emergent 'coaching industry' in many countries with some scholars calling for the development of a 'coaching profession' replete with its own clear identity, clear boundaries and unique body of knowledge. Yet, at the same time, coaching has also been conceived as a necessary area of expertise and skill set among contemporary HRD professionals. Therefore, this article reports the results of a comparative study of the different conceptualizations and definitions of 'coaching' and contemporary HRD as reported in the literature. Results suggest that the intended purposes and processes associated with both fields of practice are virtually the same. The challenge and dilemma posed by these results are described from both a coaching and HRD perspective, and are discussed in terms of seeing the findings of this comparative study as a wake-up call for HRD professionals.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInformaworld: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/13678860802102534en
dc.subjectCoachingen
dc.subjectHuman resource developmenten
dc.subjectHRDen
dc.subjectProfessionalsen
dc.subjectVariantsen
dc.subjectCommonalitiesen
dc.subjectManagement practiceen
dc.titleThe emergent ‘coaching industry’: A wake-up call for HRD professionals.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHuman Resource Development Internationalen
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