Cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused life coaching: Enhancing goal striving, well-being, and hope

L. S. Green, L. G. Oades, A. M. Grant
2006 Journal of Positive Psychology  
Research is in its infancy in the newly emerging field of coaching psychology. This study examined the effects of a 10-week cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused life coaching group programme. Participants were randomly allocated to a life coaching group programme (n ¼ 28) or a waitlist control group (n ¼ 28). Participation in the life coaching group programme was associated with significant increases in goal striving, well-being and hope, with gains maintained up to 30 weeks later on some
more » ... s later on some variables. Hope theory may explain such positive outcomes. Life coaching programmes that utilize evidence-based techniques may provide a framework for further research on psychological processes that occur in non-clinical populations who wish to make purposeful change and enhance their positive psychological functioning.
doi:10.1080/17439760600619849 fatcat:jidxact5hzbdhnb2glfcky7s3q