coaching psychology

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A branch of applied psychology that emerged in the early 2000s, defined in 2005 in the first issue of The Coaching Psychologist (p. 7), and in 2006 in the first issue of the International Coaching Psychology Review (p. 8) as the application of psychological techniques for ‘enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains underpinned by models of coaching grounded in established adult learning or psychological approaches’. [From French coche a wagon or coach, from Hungarian kocsi szekér a wagon of Kocs, a Hungarian village where coaches were first made, alluding figuratively to the idea that coaching involves carrying pupils along a road]

Subjects: Psychology.

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