In recent times, mental health, staff resilience and wellbeing are rising up the global agenda. If we do not do anything about it, we are heading for a world-wide mental health crisis. We should be “fostering mental wellbeing for workers”.
The focus for this research is specifically how coaching improves resilience, and impacts the wellbeing of staff, in the workplace.
This research seeks to, rather than separate the approaches, answer the question whether “any workplace coaching” will improve resilience and wellbeing.
It has the potential to further underpin the recognition of coaching from a scientific position, as an evidence-based practice to improve wellbeing (as coaching psychology defines itself).
It will have practical and societal benefits, through it’s relevance to coaches and buyers of coaching, in terms of methods to adopt (or not) as well as increase public awareness to the potential benefits of coaching and how businesses can adopt it to support their workforce.
What does taking part as a coach involve?
We are encouraging all coaches to consider taking part in this research as it has so many benefits, individually, and for the coaching profession as a whole.
Both and client will sign a consent form agreeing to be part of the project.
Many coaches want to know what the time commitment is. You will just be doing what you do best; coaching, then reflecting on your practice. Coaches will be asked to enlist one client to participate. The coach and client will be required to complete surveys ahead of the coaching, and promptly after each coaching session. These survey links will be provided to you by the researcher. This may be a small additional time commitment for the coach, making sure each client completes all the surveys on time.
Both coach and client will sign a consent form agreeing to be part of the project.
What is in it for me, as a coach?
Firstly, you will be playing your part in the contribution to the professionalism of coaching, through adding to the evidence base. Taking part will provide the opportunity to promote this to your audience and clients.
We are also working on a package of additional benefits, such as CCEs/CPD hours, reflection through supervision of participation, as well as extending your network.