How the Natural Sciences Can Inform Coaching
Coaching has some fairly established approaches, but they are generally not based on empirical data. Could the practice of coaching benefit from taking a more scientific approach to the development of its methodology?
In this conversation with management consultant Dave Snowden we explore using the natural sciences to inform coaching theory and practice, the role of context and relating in behavioral change, and the value of the numinous.
What we talk about
01:00 What’s working and what isn’t
07:22 Context changes behaviour
12:05 Transformation through relating
16:35 Using natural science to inform coaching theory
23:35 Exploring novelty within boundaries
27:41 The best coaches are not the best players
34:06 The role of the numinous in coaching
36:46 Taxonomy versus typology
The Cynefin Framework
Material engagement theory