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Journal Article

Publication Date

Fall 2016


Purpose – To assess the current state of the art in the application of neuroscience principles to the field of organizational coaching. Design/methodology/approach – Qualitative research employing a review of the contemporary literature. Findings- The research results indicate a potentially positive benefit for practitioners and theorists in the field of organizational coaching to learn about and apply findings from the discipline of brain science. Research limitations/implications – Neuroscience research is a rapidly growing area with new results that tend to quickly obsolete current findings. The leading edge of the field is rapidly advancing with theory often greatly lagging practice. Additionally, coaching practitioners are often reluctant to conduct controlled studies in areas that impinge on client confidentiality and their flexibility in adapting to client needs. Practical implications – The study offers new options to executive coaches undertaking challenging coaching assignments. Originality/Value – This paper provides both a practitioner and academic-oriented review of the literature on the research connection between neuroscience, psychology, and executive/organizational coaching. It also suggests areas in which additional research might benefit practice.


College of Arts, Sciences and Technology

Publication or Event Title

Contemporary Research on Organizational Management and Administration





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