Thematic Overview

A kind invitiation to the 6th International Coaching Conference “Coaching meets Research” on 18/19 November 2021 with the title “Coaching Essentials 1980 – 2050”.

What is, what remains and what will the future bring in coaching? Coaches, scientists, those responsible for continues education, those responsible for coaching from organisations and companies meet live at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW. As part of a lively international network, participants benefit from the new scientific knowledge and the view of new developments in the practice of coaching.

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?

Dr. Robert Wegener
Co-Head of Coaching-Studies FHNW