Are you a coach that wants to contribute to the profession?

This grant-funded research will add to the ever growing evidence base behind professional coaching. You could be pivotal in making this happen by joining the project, simply by doing what you do best.

The question is “Which elements of resilience and wellbeing are impacted by workplace coaching?”

Dr Tünde Erdös and Professor David Clutterbuck are supporting the supervision of this fascinating research.

Read more on Project Detail and How to Participate as a Coach then…


The purpose of this book was to inspire coaching research.

Get inspired in this research – hear from the researcher herself, and what excites her about this project.

Got a question that is not answered here? Please mail me: sheela@bluegreencoaching.com

Sheela Hobden, bluegreen Coaching

Sheela Hobden – The Researcher

Project Description:

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. As the coach, this is minimal. You will just be doing what you do best; coaching. Coaches will be asked to enlist at least one client to participate. The 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 researchers. This may be a small time commitment for the coach, making sure each client completes all the surveys.

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.