Conference 2020

The 6th International Coaching Conference
«Coaching meets Research ... Coaching Essentials 1980 – 2050» is taking place in Olten/Switzerland on June 9th and 10th 2020. Important: additional Exclusive-Workshops on June 8th 2020.


In 2020, we are delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Coaching Conference under the headline of «Coaching Essentials 1980 – 2050». The years in the title are meant to reflect a continuum. In the sense of an overview we would like to focus on sustainable, proven, state-of-the-art and future trends, standards, and developments of coaching theory and practice. For this reason, the upcoming conference will focus on the following topics:

Thematic Strand 1 – 1980 to 2020: Coaching as Innovation - Performance and Psychological Schools
Which milestones, concepts, and theories have shaped coaching practice and coaching science in the past? In connection with this we ask these questions: How can the success story of coaching be told in retrospect? What significance does this have for today's practice and research?

Thematic Strand 2 – Today: Integration and Practice-Oriented Research
Looking at the present situation of coaching worldwide, what does good coaching practice mean? What is the significance of earlier educational approaches (systemic, solution-oriented, psychoanalytic, neuro-scientific, etc.) that emerged from therapeutic approaches? How is good coaching practice taught today? On the basis of which bodies of knowledge does current coaching science conduct research? What are the pressing issues and challenges that are currently being addressed by coaching as a practice and a field of research?

Thematic Strand 3 – 2020 to 2050: Coaching, of Course?
Needless to say, we also dare to take a look into the crystal ball: In what direction will coaching practice develop? And what needs to change? What is the coaching of the future? And what questions will arise for coaching research?