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A Gestalt perspective of coaching: a case for being more yourself

Marie‐Anne Chidiac (Director of Archemy Ltd, Esher, UK.)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 27 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline how a Gestalt approach to coaching which makes use of the paradoxical theory of change can lead to personal growth and development.

Design/methodology/approach

Provides an overview of the key concepts of paradoxical coaching and a case study to illustrate the method.

Findings

The application of the paradoxical theory of change accesses the personal change process of the coachee and leads to improved performance.

Originality/value

The article provides an alternative perspective to the more widespread behaviorally‐based coaching approaches.

Keywords

Citation

Chidiac, M. (2008), "A Gestalt perspective of coaching: a case for being more yourself", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 15-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777280810886382

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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